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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Do you all realize the consequences of this firing...expect an all out bidding war between the Red Sox and Yankees for now free-agent GM O'Brien!!!

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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Per Rotoworld-

    FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Reds have fired general manager Dan O'Brien.
    New owner Bob Castellini restructured the front office upon gaining control of the team last week. No word yet what happened between then and now that resulted in O'Brien's dismissal. It might be for the best. O'Brien wasn't as bad as many Reds fans believe, but he certainly wasn't an above average GM during his tenure. The Sean Casey trade -- actually one of his better moves -- had to be the final straw for some, especially since it didn't result in any free agent additions. If Castellini wants to energize the fan base, some sort of change was needed.
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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Reds
    Of course, if a good replacement is hired, this will work out nicely. First order of business, sign Dunn to LTC.
    Order of business #1A: release Milton or trade him to Seattle + $8 million. Order of business #1B: lay the groundwork for Griffey deadline trade.
    Order of business #2: sign two free agent pitchers next offseason for an immediate jolt to the team's fortunes so that other players will stick around.

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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Well, some folks were right.

    I knew DanO wouldn't last long, but this is a bonus.

    For those who were disappointed on Friday, this should perk you up.

    It did me (I was disappointed big time).
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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Fabulous news...now let's hope the organization makes another smart move and hires the right person for the job this time around.

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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Fay thinks Kullman will be interm until the end of the 2006 season.
    Pessimists are well informed optimists

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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    I have to wonder if something that was done in the last 72 hours got this ball rolling or if it was the plan all along?

    Seems funny to appoint someone to new powers and then fire him on the next business day.
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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
    I have to wonder if something that was done in the last 72 hours got this ball rolling or if it was the plan all along?

    Seems funny to appoint someone to new powers and then fire him on the next business day.
    He didn't appoint he stripped the layer away between them.

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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    He didn't appoint he stripped the layer away between them.

    Exactly. So he got to tell him instead of Allen.
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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    He didn't appoint he stripped the layer away between them.
    True, but it seems strange that it was done this way.
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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Exactly. So he got to tell him instead of Allen.
    Now, it makes sense. Thanks, RFS!

    I'm beaming.
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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
    I have to wonder if something that was done in the last 72 hours got this ball rolling or if it was the plan all along?
    Um...I couldn't care less.
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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Wow...this is GREAT news to read about after a VERY long Monday at the office.

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    Re: O'Brien fired, Kullman interm GM announcement at 5pm

    Kinda makes you wonder "what coulda been" this offseason had the owners not dragged their feet and gotten around to approving the sale earlier. With someone other than O'Brien in place, one wonders what direction this team may have taken this offseason.


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