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  • A - Narron's my boy, and he's one of the best managers in baseball!

    2 0.81%
  • B - Narron does a pretty good job overall, and I'm pleased with his management.

    73 29.67%
  • C - Meah

    86 34.96%
  • D - Narron's on thin ice, and the ice is quickly beginning to crack.

    48 19.51%
  • F - Narron should be fired right now.

    37 15.04%
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    Grade Jerry Narron

    You guys know what to do.
    Last edited by Cyclone792; 06-20-2006 at 11:39 PM.
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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    I gave him a C, beucase while he has shown good results, I think has managed this team VERY poorly.

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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    He's a good stop gap but he won't be the manager to get this team past a .500 record.
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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    He's a good stop gap but he won't be the manager to get this team past a .500 record.
    Hasn't he now managed the team for a full season, with a record above .500?

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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    He's a good stop gap but he won't be the manager to get this team past a .500 record.
    What he said!

    Someone pass that man an apple juice!

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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB View Post
    What he said!

    Someone pass that man an apple juice!
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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    I didn't vote because there wasn't a choice that fits my position. I want him gone by spring training next year. The Reds are in a position to win with a lot of young talent and I don't see him as a manager who will develop and play young guys if he has any other choice(yeah, I know about Hamilton - he's a special case). The only reason I'd let him finish the season here is because Hamilton probably feels more comfortable with the Narrons. Since I see 07 as a lost cause I can live with Narron on the chance it might be good for Hamilton.

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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    I changed my mind after watching Narron abuse our two best starters(both of whom the Reds control thru 2011), showing no emotion over several terrible misplays and a horrible call on the last pitch. By trying to save his job he could injure BA and/or AH and cripple the Reds chances for several years. Replace him now! F

    You said it better than I did, Cyclone
    Last edited by Stingray; 05-17-2007 at 12:48 AM.

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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    I think he's on thin ice, but I think that started to break once Cast took over. He was and is a lame duck as I see it. His use of the few good players he has has not been acceptable, but I don't think Sparky, Lou, Cox et. al. would have had this team playing substantially better. Maybe worth a few more wins.
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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    B for Bullpen. Because if Narron had a better bullpen he'd be in first place, which in the game of baseball is a pretty good place in the standings.

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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    I only have one major bone, and that is his lineup construction, and because I think that is a huge part of being a manager, I went with a C.

    He has to stop playing favorites, it makes me ill to see Richie batting cleanup, especially vs. a RH.



    On a side note, never bring in Yan with the bases loaded in a close ball game, that is managerial suicide.

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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    I think he does a pretty good job as a clubhouse guy but he seems to really depend a little too much on guys like Aurilia for my taste. Plus he tinkers too much. I don't think he should be fired, but I'm not sure he shoudl be asked back either.
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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    I think the Reds will continue this year to be a work in progress. Frankly while I'm not fond of listening to Narron on the radio, I'm curious to see how he'd be with a team just a bit better - or rather more consistent. I like his philosphy and would like to see him get a better bullpen to hold on to leads or keep us in it on close games. My goodness! Did we once think we'd have a reasonably good starting staff? Imagine if our BP was better!

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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    Jerry is average. He is not the reason the Reds are struggling of late.
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    Re: Grade Jerry Narron

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Jerry is average. He is not the reason the Reds are struggling of late.
    Any manager would be struggling with this BP. I'd have pulled my hair out till I was bald by the All-Star break. :
    Last edited by GAC; 06-24-2006 at 06:31 AM.
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