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    Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    From the Reds Twitter page:

    Miguel Cairo joins Reds' baseball operations staff as special assistant to general manager Walt Jocketty.

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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Good for him and good for Walt.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Dusty will be tempted to put him in the lineup.

    Seriously though, he's kind of guy who needs to be in the organization and is a likely manager someday.

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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Walt: "I just can't quit you Miguel"
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Miguel was down in it the last few years, he should be a decent observer for Walt.

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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Good for him! Really nice guy and I think he'd be a fantastic manager someday.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Nice. I love it when clubs do things like this.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    I remember seeing Cairo in the clubhouse in his first spring training with the Reds and thinking I hope he makes the team because he was just such a cool guy. He was completely professional, always working on something, making his teammates laugh, being great with fans, especially kids, and just being positive the whole time.

    Very happy with this move
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Walt: "I just can't quit you Miguel"
    My inside sources say that Miguel serenaded Walt with an acoustic version of one of my favorite songs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnT6lD9BROA


    ....In all seriousness, I like this move. Hopefully Rolen ends up in the FO or on the field in some sort of coaching capacity in the near future.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I remember seeing Cairo in the clubhouse in his first spring training with the Reds and thinking I hope he makes the team because he was just such a cool guy. He was completely professional, always working on something, making his teammates laugh, being great with fans, especially kids, and just being positive the whole time.

    Very happy with this move
    I have a similar story. Soon after camp broke that same year (2010, I think) my wife and I were in the diamond seats for a home game in mid April. For the life of me I could not figure out why Cairo was on that roster. Such a waste of a roster spot. Until we sat in those seats that night....

    You can obviously see nearly unimpeeded (sp?) directly into the dugout and due to the sparce crowd you could hear a lot as well.

    His effect on that dugout was incredible. Everything mentioned in the post above can be copied and pasted here. So unbelievably professional in everything he did. From that moment on, I never had a single problem with him being on the active roster.

    Plus we should never forget that in 2010, Cairo played a HUGE role in that team getting to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. He was such a great injury fill in that summer.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Great move. Great guy. I agree with all the comments. I love it when the organization does things like this.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Great move. Great guy. I agree with all the comments. I love it when the organization does things like this.
    Couldn't agree more!

    He may also be the early leader to take over for Dusty someday.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Love this move -- I was wondering if something like it might happen. Also, love the stories of what folks have seen in person from Miggy. Great addition to the front office/mgmt side of the Reds.
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    Re: Miguel Cairo hired as special assistant to Walt Jocketty

    Quote Originally Posted by CySeymour View Post
    Couldn't agree more!

    He may also be the early leader to take over for Dusty someday.
    I wouldn't go that far. I think Dusty will retire in the very near future. It'll happen way too soon for someone with zero coaching/managing experience to take the reins. But I could see Miggy coaching down the line, so that I agree with.
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