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    Quote Originally Posted by LeDoux View Post
    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?

    Two things here. First, you'd see players (Bailey, Cueto, Latos) less likely to sign extensions and others let it be known they were unhappy. Second, this would contribute to an overall shakeup and a bit of a restart. I've seen enough of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Miller Huggins
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    Sparky Anderson
    Earl Weaver
    Whitey Herzog
    Miller Huggins was a standout 2nd basemen for the Reds and Cardinals, Herzog had a nice career as a spare OF.

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    sparky was a great hitter for the phillies somewhat analagous to darell chaney

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    I thought this was for manager, not hitting coach?

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    didnt you like walt bond, or roman mejias, or even Jay Dahl

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    Two things here. First, you'd see players (Bailey, Cueto, Latos) less likely to sign extensions and others let it be known they were unhappy. Second, this would contribute to an overall shakeup and a bit of a restart. I've seen enough of that.


    On your first point, those are more likely if Price leaves not Baker. And on the second part, again the pitching philosophy was changed when Price came here, and that turned out just swell. The hitting could likely use the same overhaul in approach, and philosophy.

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    You have a better chance at winning the lottery than you do with the Reds firing Dusty Baker.

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    If Baker's fired, Price isn't likely to return. He has options.
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    On topic Price would be my guy, and I hope if Baker does stay he would accept a "Manager in Waiting" title. Even if in secret so as Dusty wouldn't be seen as a lame duck.


    Outside the organization, I have heard about Walt liking David Bell, and I have heard the often used hot name of Dave Martinez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Miller Huggins was a standout 2nd basemen for the Reds and Cardinals, Herzog had a nice career as a spare OF.
    Sorry, that was just my list of guys who I would like to see as the next Reds manager. Outside of those guys, I don't see an improvement over Baker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Sorry, that was just my list of guys who I would like to see as the next Reds manager. Outside of those guys, I don't see an improvement over Baker.
    Al Lopez would be a good fit... if he wasn't dead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    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.
    Sparky had one season with the Phillies in 1959 - lackluster performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Sorry, that was just my list of guys who I would like to see as the next Reds manager. Outside of those guys, I don't see an improvement over Baker.
    The only place to see your list managing is in a corn field in Iowa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Al Lopez would be a good fit... if he wasn't dead!
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