Right now I'm leaning towards Ausmus. I want someone either from the minors or from outside the organization. Not a retread. After Ausmus, I'd lean towards either Sweet or Deshields. But I'd be fine with Price too...just not my first choice. I'd much rather he stay on as pitching coach.
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Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
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I'm W/ Monds.. I vote for Dave Martinez
From the list Martinez or Price. I'd interview Larkin and O'Neill as well even though I thought either one was a crazy idea when first mentioned. If Rolen was interested, that would be intriguing.
Someone else will emerge on the scene. This is going to be a thorough search by Walt.
I vote Dave Martinez, with Bryan Price as a distant second.
^ No, he just signed on to be the 3rd base coach for Philly.
I like the guy alright, and wouldn't mind seeing him interview, but I still think people overrated him tremendously based on a 41-39 dead cat bounce. He wasn't any rocket scientist (he's the one who pretty much made BP the regular clean-up hitter) but he was better than Jerry Narron, and that's just not saying much.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Big Klu (10-14-2013)
I'd love to see Francona, but he's probably not an option.
I could get on board with Price, and I'd like to see Rolen back as hitting, or maybe bench, coach.
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