Turn Off Ads?
Page 6 of 23 FirstFirst ... 234567891016 ... LastLast
Results 76 to 90 of 338

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

  1. #76
    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Almost Heaven
    Posts
    8,445

    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #77
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    7,641

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

    Any news on how long until a full-time GM will be brought in?

    Can we have someone here by Spring Training?
    "Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill

  4. #78
    Hey Cubs Fans RFS62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    16,601

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    So, I wonder if Castellini has had this planned for some time or if it was something he just came to the conclusion to recently?

    I'm not sure we'll ever know the answer. It does seem that DanO was on a short leash for some time now.


    I'll bet dollars to doughnuts he had it planned. And after one morning in the office hearing DanO's corporate gobbledegook, DanO's lucky he didn't wack him.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    ~ Mark Twain

  5. #79
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,518

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

    All I know is, it appears Castellini isn't messing around.

    I like this!

  6. #80
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    7,641

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

    Could Bob Castellini be Marvin Lewis part II?
    "Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill

  7. #81
    Tired of talk. Win! Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Commonwealth
    Posts
    8,387

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

    RCast must have tripped on that stack of binders on his way in to the office this morning.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

  8. #82
    Harry Chiti Fan registerthis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    5,872

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

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    Any news on how long until a full-time GM will be brought in?

    Can we have someone here by Spring Training?
    I'd be happy with Kullman staying on as GM for the time being, I've been impressed with his work to date (that I am aware of.)

    If it's not going to be Kullman, the list begins and ends with Paul DePodesta.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

  9. #83
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    4,673

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

    Cast didn't have a kind word for DanO during the presser unlike Allen and Narron. Kiss of death.

  10. #84
    Hey Cubs Fans RFS62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    16,601

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

    DanO sleeps with the fishes.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    ~ Mark Twain

  11. #85
    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Almost Heaven
    Posts
    8,445

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

    Fay is saying that Allen will likely stay, but just running the business side.

    Seg is really pushing a Lou Piniella return.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  12. #86
    Puffy 3:16 Puffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Panama City Beach
    Posts
    13,771

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

    Come on Paul DePodesta, DePodesta....
    "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

  13. #87
    Playoffs Cyclone792's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    6,284

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

    DePodesta is my top choice, with current A's Assistant GM David Forst my second choice.

    Hopefully RCast thinks along the same lines ...
    Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012

    Put an end to the Lost Decade.

  14. #88
    Puffy's Daddy Red Leader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Centerville, OH
    Posts
    20,422

    Re: O'Brien fired!

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Dan O'Brien has been fired and Brad Kullman will serve as the interim general manager. The rest of the baseball operations staff, including assistant GM and farm director Tim Naehring, will remain on board.

    Marcs Blog
    I don't think Naehring ought to bring the summer clothes up from the basement just yet.
    'When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.'
    -Snoop on his retirement

    Your Mom is happy.

  15. #89
    Ripsnort wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    7,629

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

    Oh my gawd!

    I thought this was a joke.

    DanO can't hurt them anymore.


    Someone pinch me!
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

  16. #90
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    4,673

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

    what about Renyolds and Taylor?


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25