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    O'Brien to return next year...

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...PT04/309210019

    Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    O'Brien to return
    Allen: 'He's done a good job'

    By John Fay
    Enquirer staff writer



    The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger

    The Cincinnati Reds' general manager Dan O'Brien watches his position players on their first official day of Spring Training in Sarasota, Florida on February 22, 2005.

    General manager Dan O’Brien will be back next season, Reds chief operating officer John Allen said today.

    “Dan’s done everything we’ve asked of him,” Allen said. “He’s done a good job.”

    Next year will be the final year of O’Brien’s three-year contract. Going into tonight’s game, the Reds were 146-166 under O’Brien.

    Some of O’Brien’s major moves – trading reliever Chris Reitsma and signing pitcher Eric Milton – have not gone well.

    O’Brien was brought in with a mandate to rebuild the team’s player development and scouting departments.

    “We’re moving along with that,” Allen said.

    There is uncertainty about the team’s future. Reds minority owners Louise Nippert, George Strike and Gannett Co. Inc. – The Enquirer’s owner – in March said they would combine to sell 51.5 percent of the team.

    The team’s ownership agreement gives Reds chief executive officer Carl Lindner operating control for life, so day-to-day management of the team is not expected to change with the sale.

    But any potential buyer is expected to try to negotiate a deal with Lindner for a transition and in the long term would control the team’s ownership.

    Allen would not comment on the sale.

    “But it’s business as usual,” he said. “Mr. Lindner is the controlling partner. We’re moving forward.”
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    Re: O'Brien to return next year...

    Wonderful

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    Re: O'Brien to return next year...

    This wouldn't be so hard to read if it didn't have Allen saying "he's done a good job"

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    Excuse me while I go kill myself now.

    That means Narron will be back next year as well, oh joy.

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    whats so funny is. its one moron saying another has done everything we've asked. that may be. but when the one asking doesnt know what he is doing. then whats it matter. another year, another 2 or 3 years of being set back.

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    Re: O'Brien to return next year...

    There's no head-shaking emoticon.

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    Re: O'Brien to return next year...

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    There's no head-shaking emoticon.
    Vertical or horizontal??? [it's so hard to tell sometimes on this board...]
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    works well for me
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    Re: O'Brien to return next year...

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran
    I have no comment.

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    Sometimes I hate myself for being a Reds fan. This is one of those times.

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    “Dan’s done everything we’ve asked of him,” Allen said. “He’s done a good job.”
    Then Allen should be fired if he asked O'Brien to sign a pitcher to 3 year $25 million contract who now has over a six era and can't get past the third inning most nights.
    This really isn't a surprise to me. I figured he would be back. It's par for the course for the Reds.
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    I have no words.
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    Re: O'Brien to return next year...

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran
    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...PT04/309210019



    “But it’s business as usual,” he said. “Mr. Lindner is the controlling partner. We’re moving forward.”
    Is that what this team has been doing?

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    Re: O'Brien to return next year...

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    Sometimes I hate myself for being a Reds fan. This is one of those times.

    Worst. Ran. Organization. In. Sports.
    This FO is run just like the President's administration--admit no mistake, no folly as you drive a beloved institution into the ditch.

    John Allen, as stupid as he is, knows that O'Brien has done a horrific job; but he and Lindner will be damned if they admit they blew it.


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