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    Re: O'Brien fired!

    Quote Originally Posted by luvdozer
    DePodesta sounds good to me; also what about Kim Ng?
    Ng's not a bad choice, either. There was a BP interview with her from a few years ago that I've been trying to bring up, but I'm getting site errors. She's a heckuva lot more qualified than the vast majority of people out there.
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    Cyclone, I love your avatar. Erin Andrews is so fine!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Wow, that's way below the belt.
    Nah. It just was a foreboding about how big of a dork he was.
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    Will the 5:00 news conference be carried live on WLW?
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    Will the 5:00 news conference be carried live on WLW?
    WLW just said it will be on live.
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    Somewhere right now Jason Romano is crying.

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

    Ken Rosenthal is floating some early replacement ideas

    The possible replacements for O'Brien include:
    Former Orioles GM Jim Beattie, the favored candidate of Red Sox president Larry Lucchino a close friend of Castellini's during the Sox's recent GM search.
    Twins assistant GM Wayne Krivsky, who was the runner-up to O'Brien when the Reds last made a change in October 2003.
    Braves assistant GM Frank Wren, who was the Orioles' GM in 1999.
    Two internal candidates, Reds director of major-league operations Brad Kullman and director of international scouting Johnny Almaraz.

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

    My list of replacements: Antonelli, Forst, DePodesta, and Krivsky.

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

    Been a busy day, hadn't got to check in til now. What a wonderful belated B-day present, Mr. Castellini. Thank you, thank you.
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    Cyclone, I love your avatar. Erin Andrews is so fine!
    No kidding!

    I've got a buddy who works for ESPN and knows her pretty well ... he says she's absolutely stunning.

    I see it this way ... new ownership and new front office will hopefully soon result in more wins. More wins results in more nationally televised games on ESPN. More nationally televised games on ESPN results in more Erin Andrews at GABP!

    Anyway, to get back on topic, I'm still trying to bring up that Ng interview, but I'm still getting site errors. I remember liking certain aspects (her understanding of park effects) and not necessarily liking certain aspects (she doesn't seem to recognize the high risk factor in drafting HS talent over college talent).

    Still, DePodesta, Forst and Krivsky top my list of replacements.
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    I know I shouldn't, but I actually feel somewhat sorry for O'Brien. He was so overmatched and yet he didn't realize it. He actually thought he was doing well by the team. I wish him well in the future and I know he has a promising career in politics.
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    Just saw this on Lance's blog and the press conference at 5pm - it's really nice to see some major change in the FO there taking place.

    Was not expecting this announcement so soon.

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

    Not to throw rain on the parade, but I'm a bit concerned about how all this will play out if Piniella's hiring in 2007 is a fait accompli. If Lou is Big Bob's guy, this GM may end up emasculated between the owner and the manager.

    Castellini needs to make sure he is empowering people to make the decisions they are qualified to make, and to make sure those decisions are supported according to a clear chain of command.
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    I just noticed that my prediction was right.

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42156

    Now I need to run out and buy some lottery tickets.
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    Re: O'Brien fired! Kullman interm GM, announcement at 5pm

    I have soured on Krivsky. I posted a snipit, a while ago that I heard on the radio of a talkshow host out of Lima that claimed to know Krivsky. He sounded like the small market thing was really wearing on him. The thread was titled: Obrien on the Radio in Lima

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41820
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