BY JOHN FAY | ENQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Reds' search for a general manager continued today.
"It's not over," said Joe McBride, a spokesman for CEO Bob Castellini. "There are still interviews to be done."
Two sources confirmed that the race is down to Jim Beattie and Wayne Krivsky. Both were to meet with Castellini and his interview committee Wednesday.
Beattie, the former Baltimore GM, is currently working for the Reds as a special adviser to Castellini. He's been in town throughout the search process.
Krivsky, an assistant GM manager with the Minnesota Twins, traveled from his home in Arlington, Texas, to Cincinnati Tuesday night.
Krivsky was the choice of many within the Reds organization in 2003, but Dan O'Brien got the job. O'Brien was fired Jan. 23.
Krivsky has been with the Twins since 1994 and helped make the small-market team competitive.
Beattie was co-GM in Baltimore with Mike Flanagan since December of 2002. He was GM in Montreal from 1995 through 2001.
Beattie, 51, is a former big league pitcher. He was 52-87 in nine big league seasons.
Krivsky, also 51, played college ball at Duke. He worked for the Texas Rangers before joinging the Twins. One of his duties with Minnesota has been to scout the National League.
The Reds originally had a list of nine candidates. The others: Brad Kullman, the Reds interim general manager; Leland Maddox, Reds scout and former scouting director; Johnny Almaraz, Reds director of international scouting; Frank Wren, assistant general manager with Atlanta; Mike Arbuckle, assistant general manager with Philadelphia; David Wilder, Chicago White Sox assistant general manager; and John Mozeliak, St. Louis assistant general manager.
Castellini said on Tuesday that he hoped to have a GM in place by Friday.