Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm
Ken Rosenthal is floating some early replacement ideas
The possible replacements for O'Brien include:
Former Orioles GM Jim Beattie, the favored candidate of Red Sox president Larry Lucchino — a close friend of Castellini's — during the Sox's recent GM search.
Twins assistant GM Wayne Krivsky, who was the runner-up to O'Brien when the Reds last made a change in October 2003.
Braves assistant GM Frank Wren, who was the Orioles' GM in 1999.
Two internal candidates, Reds director of major-league operations Brad Kullman and director of international scouting Johnny Almaraz.