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    Managerial Candidates

    I've jumped on the dump Dusty bandwagon. As such, I am wondering who everyone thinks should be the next skipper of the mighty steamboat on the Ohio river. Over the past 25 years we've had the good (Sweet Lou, Davey), the bad (Boone, Narron) and the ugly (?) (I had to use the pun, don't know which manager was actually ugly).

    There are in-house candidates (Price) and a couple of names I've heard league wide for vacancies (Matt Williams, Brad Ausmus). Who are the favorites of Redszone and why (realizing that the D-man is still under contract and it's unlikely they'll dump him unless Bob C. really wants it to happen).
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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Point seems moot

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...-will-be-back/

    Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said in the immediate wake of the Reds’ elimination from the postseason that Reds manager Dusty Baker will be back.

    Asked if there was any question about Baker returning, Jocketty said: “I don’t think so,” Jocketty said. “He’s signed for another year.”

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    I'd take Price. If he wants the gig, that is.

    I'd also bring back Hatcher and Speier, but otherwise clean house.
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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Ausmus is interesting

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Ausmus is interesting
    Because he was a historically horrible hitter?

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    I'm afraid dumping Dusty would lead to a mass exodus/rebuilding, and I'm nowhere near ready for that. Wouldn't be totally surprised to see him step down and Price replace him, but it would have to be totally voluntary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Because he was a historically horrible hitter?
    Former Catchers seem to have a number of chances and many have actually had success (Torre, Scoscia, etc). I don't know if its the position or just shear luck though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    Former Catchers seem to have a number of chances and many have actually had success (Torre, Scoscia, etc). I don't know if its the position or just shear luck though.
    They are the largest group of ex players who manage for sure, I just don't want another Jerry Narron in house

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Because he was a historically horrible hitter?
    I thought this was for manager, not hitting coach?

    .199/.292/.250/.542

    Those are Tony Larussa's career statistics.

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I'm afraid dumping Dusty would lead to a mass exodus/rebuilding, and I'm nowhere near ready for that. Wouldn't be totally surprised to see him step down and Price replace him, but it would have to be totally voluntary.
    I am not sure who would be leaving. I know Choo is hitting FA, but who else? Perhaps you were talking about the coaching staff?

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Three of the very best in the past and present (Sparky, Leyland, Maddon) never made it to MLB as a player, did they? I don't think playing performance has anything to do with the potential to be a good manager.
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Miller Huggins
    Walter Alston
    Sparky Anderson
    Earl Weaver
    Whitey Herzog
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    I nominate RedTeamGo!

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I'm afraid dumping Dusty would lead to a mass exodus/rebuilding, and I'm nowhere near ready for that. Wouldn't be totally surprised to see him step down and Price replace him, but it would have to be totally voluntary.
    I don't see an exodus, but I do see a retooling of the team if Dusty leaves. I think Walt has wanted to build a different type of team, but was forced to build a Dusty team.

    Chapman to the rotation
    More OBP guys, less small ball guys
    More young cheap bullpen arms and bench players
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Managerial Candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Dare to dream! And it's ultimately not Walt's decision.
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