I figure someone will hire him since he's been in the business so long. My guess will be Atlanta or Philly.
He'll land on his feet - but his days of ever being a GM again are over. Scouting director or something like that.
"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
Someplace warm I hope.
My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!
Some place where he can be non-commital and ride the fence for the rest of his career and not have any pressure to win. Watch for a Romano or Machado signing wherever it is.
Because he's such a savvy talent evaluator?Originally Posted by Puffy
Makes all the routine posts.
What made you pick these two, Chip?Originally Posted by Chip R
I can't for the life of me picture him in the Atlanta organization.
And someone mentioned scouting. He's such a poor judge of talent that I can't see him going in that direction either.
"Enjoy this Reds fans, you are watching a legend grow up before your very eyes" ... DoogMinAmo on Adam Dunn
I think he's a perfect fit for Colorado.
Or as a designated hugger for Casey in Pittsburgh.
Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.
Perhaps a token of gratitude for his contributions to the Braves and Phillies organizations?Originally Posted by TeamBoone
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
Mostly because those are the two organizations he's done most of his business with. Also I think people in the Braves organization think he's a good baseball guy from what I've read in Scouts Honor.Originally Posted by TeamBoone
The reds should have reassigned him to being an user at GABP.
Well, the San Diego Padres recently hired Ed Wade as a scout, and he was arguably worse at evaluating talent than O'Brien.Originally Posted by TeamBoone
Maybe he could drive a truck with Doug Heffernen at UPS or whatever it is?
I really think he's going to have a tough time. I'm not just saying that to be mean. He's shattered any illusion that he was the brains behind either the Rangers or Astros.
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008
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