You guys know what to do.
A - Narron's my boy, and he's one of the best managers in baseball!
B - Narron does a pretty good job overall, and I'm pleased with his management.
C - Meah
D - Narron's on thin ice, and the ice is quickly beginning to crack.
F - Narron should be fired right now.
You guys know what to do.
Last edited by Cyclone792; 06-20-2006 at 11:39 PM.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
Put an end to the Lost Decade.
I gave him a C, beucase while he has shown good results, I think has managed this team VERY poorly.
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?Originally Posted by KronoRed
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.
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.
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.
This place use to be fun
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.
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.
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.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun
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!
Jerry is average. He is not the reason the Reds are struggling of late.
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
Any manager would be struggling with this BP. I'd have pulled my hair out till I was bald by the All-Star break. :Originally Posted by flyer85
Last edited by GAC; 06-24-2006 at 06:31 AM.
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