Originally Posted by membengal
Did Lance ask him about the EE/Aurilia deal?
Or about the 5th starter spot?
Or how Hudson's health is?
None of that unfortunately. Said Wilson looked "great" when he saw him today (for whatever that's worth in a rehab clinic) but didn't really go into any of the above honestly.
Mentioned Browning is working with Milton some, as he thought Browning had a 4-seamer that was successful in Riverfront, which also gave up it's share of HR balls, and that maybe Browning could help out Milton in that area since Browning was also a "successful fly ball pitcher here."
Funny comment about how his interview with Marge was a 4 hour conversation, he just chuckled about it and didn't say much more. Needless to say he must've really wanted a job. He started out in PR and eventually moved into the baseball side of things, for those unaware.
He of course had nothing to say about the other GM candidates or his own interview or the process, when asked.
At times he seemed like a guy either pleading to keep his job, or using it as a chance to boost his candidacy ("well we made changes two years ago as well, and we're still struggling, so I hope they keep that in mind, in regards to some of the people here" etc..,). And he also trumped up some of his moves aside from the Claussen and Harang deals, but didn't mention them specifically - but intimated quite clearly that it was all about cutting the budget the last 4+ years.
I wonder if Kullman wouldn't be best served to work under an experienced GM here from another successful org before moving into a GM role. He's seen how Bowden and O'Brien do things - that's it - and that can't be too good all things considered. All he knows is how the Reds have done things ultimately.