Iíve disliked many things about Narron as the Reds manager, but Iíve never before posted on the subject. The way Narron (& WK?) have handled EE is the last straw for me. I can see logic in optioning EE(& Coffey) to give them a chance to relax and get back in the groove. To do so in a way that embarrasses the player is classless and needlessly harmís the clubsí relationship with that player and possibly the players development.
In addition, as Iíve posted many times, I feel the Reds need to build with youth even if it means losing a few more games this year(does it matter if the Reds are 15 games behind instead of 10 at seasons end?). Narron is the wrong guy for that approach for at least two reasons. First, it seems to be against his nature to play a young guy if he can find an aging veteran who ďplays the game the right wayĒ. Secondly, I think Narron is trying to save his job and losing any extra games this year to benefit the future(when heíll be gone)is no way to do that.
Hire someone with the understanding heíll have at least a three year window to build a serious contender - although I think it can be done sooner.