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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    Those to be interviewed from Marc Lancaster:
    http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/
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    After a long day of waiting, we now have an up-to-date list of candidates for the GM's job -- most of which you're already aware of. Anyway, these six will officially be interviewed. More names are expected, but probably not until at least Monday.

    Wayne Krivsky, Twins asst. GM
    Jim Beattie, former Expos & Orioles GM
    John Mozeliak, Cardinals asst. GM
    Johnny Almaraz, Reds dir. of international scouting
    Brad Kullman, Reds dir. of major league operations
    Leland Maddox, Reds special assistant to the GM

    Mozeliak obviously is the wild card. He's 36 and has been with the Cardinals in some capacity since the fall of 1995 -- mostly on the scouting side.

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    No Antonetti or Hill? Or have they just not finished the list yet?
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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

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    No Antonetti or Hill? Or have they just not finished the list yet?
    My guess is that Antonetti turned them down, or the Indians declined (unlikely?). He turned down the Red Sox, so maybe he doesn't feel its the right fit.

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    Earlier on the blog, he said that Antonetti wouldn't be interviewed.

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    I like most of what Mozeliak has to say there. I didn't read every word of that interview, but I especially like this section:

    In the first month or so, who would you say have been the positive surprises of the draft?



    I think Delgado from Texas Tech (Jose, 24th round), a second baseman who has done very well for us. He shows extreme patience at the plate. He understands his strike zone, which is something that is surprising for someone that young who is that early in the development process. He’s been an exciting player to watch. Gabriel (John, 20th round), the outfielder we got from junior college, is a guy who can swing the bat. So, I am pleased with that.

    He seems to understand that each player has to learn and understand their own strike zone and he seems to be big on patience based on that quote too. Even though that is one example, I like the way he seems to think.

    And since he's been working with the Cards under Jocketty for about 10 years, he obviously has seen what it takes to win. He seems to be on the same page with him on many issues.
    And this one belongs to the Reds!!!- Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    Perhaps it's just me, but that list is underwhelming at best, I hope they add more names next week. Cast stressed about changing things, yet half of the list is comprised of current Reds employees, Kullman is the only one I'd even entertain for the GM job.

    At this point my guess is Krivsky and Mozeliak are the front runners.

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    Wow it takes 3 weeks to interview 4 guys in your own office and 2 outside your Org. This almost sounds like DanO type of speed. This whole process should only take a week.

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792
    Interesting interview. Mozeliak moves up on my list. I thought his comments demostrated a great deal of focus and purposefulness (yeah, that's a word ). He seems to be a contrast to both of the Reds' most recent GMs.

    I wouldn't be upset if Kullman gets the job either, though.

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    Perhaps till the Reds show they really are going to let the GM do his job and give him the tools to do so, a lot of hot candidates are going to ignore us knowing other jobs will be open in a year or so.

    From this list I like Krivsky and Kullman
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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    During the Winter Meetings, Jocketty was telling other clubs that Mozeliak would be a great GM. I really respect Jocketty, and what he's done as GM of the Cardinals. The Cardinals are not a big market team, but Jocketty has made them seem like one. I think that Mozeliak, who has worked closely with Jocketty would be a great choice for the Reds. As a Cardinal fan, I'd rather not see Mozeliak as the Reds GM. As a Reds fan, I think it's a great move.

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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    With Antonetti gone, I guess I move to Krivsky. Looking forward to seeing a couple more names emerge.

    Mozeliak -- eh. His drafts as SD in St. Louis in 1999 and 2000 were bad. 2000 -- netted Yadier Molina in the 4th, marginal guys Cali and Gall in later rounds. Both first rounders failed. 1999 -- looks like they drafted Coco Crisp in the 7th (I didn't know this), but must have traded him. All 4 top picks (a late first, two supplemental 1st-2nds) and a second -- all between slots 30 and 82 -- failed (unless you want to consider Chris Duncan's cup of coffee a triumph). The interview courtesy of Cyclone has him talking up and taking some responsibility for the 2004 draft, which led with Chris Lambert (college arm) and Mike Ferris (college bat), both of whom were considered solid bets. Ferris has been a bust and Lambert hasn't really impressed. Some felt the Cards drafted well last year -- they had plenty of choices early on, so you'd expect maybe they'd finally do something right in that market. I don't really know how much influence he has had on any draft other than 99 and 00, but the Cards have generally been inept in recent years.
    Sooooo -- I'm not at all impressed with Mr. Mozeliak in the area of amateur scouting, and to me that's huge. He may be competent as an administrator, but in my mind a lot of that is stuff you can delegate. I'd rather have a guy who's got some baseball instincts (show me a solid record of trades and, if he's been a scouting director, drafts) and some leadership ability.
    First impression: Mozeliak = bureacrat.
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    Re: List of potential GM's from the Enquirer

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    1999 -- looks like they drafted Coco Crisp in the 7th (I didn't know this), but must have traded him.
    Yeah, Crisp was traded to the Indians for Chuck Finley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    I don't really know how much influence he has had on any draft other than 99 and 00, but the Cards have generally been inept in recent years.
    I don't know how much influence he has had on the drafts either. The Cardinals have made some good picks in recent years. Daric Barton for one was a good first round pick in 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    With Antonetti gone, I guess I move to Krivsky. Looking forward to seeing a couple more names emerge.

    Mozeliak -- eh. His drafts as SD in St. Louis in 1999 and 2000 were bad. 2000 -- netted Yadier Molina in the 4th, marginal guys Cali and Gall in later rounds. Both first rounders failed. 1999 -- looks like they drafted Coco Crisp in the 7th (I didn't know this), but must have traded him. All 4 top picks (a late first, two supplemental 1st-2nds) and a second -- all between slots 30 and 82 -- failed (unless you want to consider Chris Duncan's cup of coffee a triumph). The interview courtesy of Cyclone has him talking up and taking some responsibility for the 2004 draft, which led with Chris Lambert (college arm) and Mike Ferris (college bat), both of whom were considered solid bets. Ferris has been a bust and Lambert hasn't really impressed. Some felt the Cards drafted well last year -- they had plenty of choices early on, so you'd expect maybe they'd finally do something right in that market. I don't really know how much influence he has had on any draft other than 99 and 00, but the Cards have generally been inept in recent years.
    Sooooo -- I'm not at all impressed with Mr. Mozeliak in the area of amateur scouting, and to me that's huge. He may be competent as an administrator, but in my mind a lot of that is stuff you can delegate. I'd rather have a guy who's got some baseball instincts (show me a solid record of trades and, if he's been a scouting director, drafts) and some leadership ability.
    First impression: Mozeliak = bureacrat.
    Interesting, but as I read Mozeliak interview that Cyclone linked us to, it seems to me that Mozeliak has embraced the introduction of sabermetrics to the Cards' organization and has seen the great value that it adds to the drafts. He seems fairly innovative and open to new ideas.

    Ironically, Krivsky is the one who strikes me as the bureaucrat. The Twins are obviously a successful organization, and I confess my ignorance about their philosphy. But "innovative" is not usually a word I hear associated with the Twins.

    Someone educate me. Do the Twins actively use sabermetric principles in scouting? Or do they rely soley on scouting reports? Does Krivsky see the value of sabermetric evaluation to the point he is willing to make it a major part of scouting?
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