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    If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    If Dan O'Brien is fired by new ownership once they take control January 19, which available GM would you like to see calling the baseball shots for the Reds?
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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    This late in the game I'd promote someone from within and spend the year finding the best guy.

    Kullman/Maddox I guess.
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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    Whether it should be or not, I'd put my money on Castellini hiring Lou Piniella for the GM job.

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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    I'd be fine with a season of Kullman/Maddox, but why not bring in a new regime at the beginning of what will be a lost season anyway?

    I'd love to see Paul DePodesta, but the media's made him persona non grata numero uno, so Wayne Krivsky'd have to be their choice.
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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    I expect they'll hire someone with a baseball background as president, moving Allen over -- there are pretty strong rumors about Jerry/Jeremy Kapstein coming over from Boston. I think Castellini would leave it to that person to make recommendations about a new GM and maybe manager too.
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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

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    Paul DePodesta.
    he'd laugh his ass off as he hung up the phone though.
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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    It makes me wonder why someone like the Red Sox's Jeremy Kapstein couldn't serve both the President and GM roles for the Reds. Howsam did it when he was running the Reds. If you read the following article, this guy is highly thought of:

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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    Howsam did take on both GM and team president duties, but he did have a high-ranking hatchet man in Dick Wagner to perform any really unpleasant tasks.

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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by knuckler
    Whether it should be or not, I'd put my money on Castellini hiring Lou Piniella for the GM job.
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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord
    he'd laugh his ass off as he hung up the phone though.
    I don't know about that. A guy like Depodesta might be stoked by the challenge. He strikes me as a persistent and risk-taking sort.

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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

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    I don't know about that. A guy like Depodesta might be stoked by the challenge. He strikes me as a persistent and risk-taking sort.
    The new ownership group strikes me as very old school when it comes to baseball theory, Im not sure theyd go for a guy like DePo. At this point though I think a warm bottle of spit would be a better GM than the guy who presently fills that seat.

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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    I'd vote for Raisor as new GM.

    That might wake him up......

    This whole thread is based on one two-letter word - "if"

    I'd hire Warren Giles. But he's like 130 and dead.
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    Re: If Dan O'Brien Is Fired By New Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    The new ownership group strikes me as very old school when it comes to baseball theory, I’m not sure they’d go for a guy like DePo. At this point though I think a warm bottle of spit would be a better GM than the guy who presently fills that seat.
    Depends. Someone -- M2, I think -- wrote that the Cardinals front office soaked up the lessons in "Moneyball." But it's stayed under the radar because there was no regime change associated with it.

    Now, I have no idea whether or not minority owners, as Castellini was, are privy to the latest front-office philosophical discussions. And what an organization does is not as important as how well it does it. Old school, new school... just give me a good school.
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