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    First Post Dan O Move

    http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/

    There is one immediate addition to the staff, though: former Orioles co-general manager Jim Beattie will come aboard this week as a special adviser. His charge, according to Castellini, will be to evaluate strictly the pitching side of the Reds' system, "from soup to nuts," and make recommendations there. Beattie also should be a strong candidate for the full-time GM job.

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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see him end up as GM.
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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    Any thoughts on Beattie?
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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    This is outstanding. This move might not help the team greatly, or at all. But I like effort. That is one thing our past owner and GM did not have. Although Cast kept saying things about the glass half-full, he is taking the half empty approach so far (which I like) and is really looking at the sour spots of this team. Hopefully his efforts pay off.

    As of two business day into the job, he cares a lot about this franchise.

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    I think I can guess what Beattie's report will have to say: Back Up The Truck.
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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    Wasn't Beattie the Expos GM in the late 90's?

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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    Quote Originally Posted by Aronchis
    Wasn't Beattie the Expos GM in the late 90's?
    IIRC.
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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    Code:
    Jim Beattie
    DOB: 7/4/1954
    College: Dartmouth
    
    Year 	Team 	Title 	Function
    1990 	Seattle Mariners 	Farm Director
    	Farm Director
    1991 	Seattle Mariners 	Director of Player Development
    	Director of Player Development
    1992 	Seattle Mariners 	Director of Player Development
    	Director of Player Development
    1993 	Seattle Mariners 	Farm Director
    	Farm Director
    1994 	Seattle Mariners 	Director of Player Development
    	Director of Player Development
    1995 	Seattle Mariners 	Director of Player Development
    	Director of Player Development
    1996 	Montreal Expos 	Vice President and General Manager
    (Hired 10/27/95) 	General Manager
    1997 	Montreal Expos 	Vice President and General Manager
    	General Manager
    1998 	Montreal Expos 	Vice President and General Manager
    	General Manager
    1999 	Montreal Expos 	Vice President and General Manager
    	General Manager
    2000 	Montreal Expos 	Vice President and General Manager
    	General Manager
    2001 	Montreal Expos 	Vice President and General Manager
    	General Manager
    2003 	Baltimore Orioles 	Executive VP, Baseball Operations
    (Named Co-GM 12/4/02) 	General Manager
    2004 	Baltimore Orioles 	Executive VP, Baseball Operations
    (Co-GM) 	General Manager
    2005 	Baltimore Orioles 	Executive VP, Baseball Operations
    (Co-GM; fired 10/11/05) 	General Manage

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    Re: First Post Dan O Move



    On the right.

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    I wasn't too thrilled with Mr. C this time last night, but with Dan0 axed, Allen neutered, Narron looking over his shoulder, ducking whizzing bases and now an outsider brought in to evaluate the orgnization's pitching developmental system, I feeling a mite more charitable towards him. Only time will tell how effective it will all be, but at least it ain't boring no mo.
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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    Beattie's time with the M's is interesting, that means he's worked with Lou Piniella before.

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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat
    I wasn't too thrilled with Mr. C this time last night, but with Dan0 axed, Allen neutered, Narron looking over his shoulder, ducking whizzing bases and now an outsider brought in to evaluate the orgnization's pitching developmental system, I feeling a mite more charitable towards him. Only time will tell how effective it will all be, but at least it ain't boring no mo.
    One thing I really like is that Mr. C is demanding accountability. I still recall the statement attributed to Danny Graves last year when he assured Eric Milton that he would like it in Cincinnati because of the lack of pressure. It appears that there now will be some pressure to perform. That's good.
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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    Beattie's stats as a GM aren't really all that impressive. His combined record is 657-801 (.4506) and his best finish was 2nd in 1996 with the Expos. The 96' Expos won 88 games that year, the most Beattie ever had a GM, his worst record was 65-97 with the Expos in 1998.

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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    Lou Pinella will be the Reds' manager next year

    Someone from the Cardinals or Kuhlman will end up as GM

    Players will be swept out the door once the season is lost in the standings

    The players will tolerate this year even though it's already pretty much written-off, because they know things are changing for the better in 2007 and beyond, and it's "not just talk" as Kearns put it.

    I just hope it doesn't make for distractions and dissention this year in the clubhouse.

    The most encouraging thing out of Castellini's mouth was his Sabre reference at the end of the speech.

    Good move to at least recognize the disastorous state the pitching here is in, and go after the problem immediately, will see what comes of it I suppose.

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    Re: First Post Dan O Move

    I just hope the first move isn't to move the most skilled ballplayer in the Reds organization....that would Mr. Kearns.

    I would only move Austin if he still hasn't figured out that staying in shape 365 is as important as hitting .300 during the season.
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