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    Walt Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    Buster Olney had this to say in his latest blog.

    By the way: There continues to be a lot of under-the-radar chatter in baseball about La Russa and St. Louis GM Walt Jocketty moving on to Cincinnati together after this season.

    I know this has been brought up before, but I find it interesting that this is still being discussed.

    I don't know how I'd feel about this. I'd like to have Jocketty running the show, but I've grown to hate Larussa from his days as a Cardinals manager. Larussa has had great success in his years as a manager, but there also seems to be more disagreements lately in the Cardinals clubhouse.
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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    I have a long standing hatred of LaRussa going back to the Oakland Bash Bros days. However, if it means bringing in Dave Duncan, I'm on board.

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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    I don't like Tony La Russa I don't want him any where near a manager job in Cincinnati.
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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    Can't stand LaRussa, (it must be the glasses and sheer arrogance?)but he has a history of winning...I'd much rather just have Dave Duncan and Jocketty, but I am sure it's a package deal.

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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    They mentioned Jocketty and La Russa; no mention was made of Duncan.

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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    Most people seem to hate LaRussa because he is arrogant, and he is. But that comes from winning at every managing job you have ever had. I would love to have all the other fans hate LaRussa because he lead the Reds to the World Series.
    I would much rather have to deal with his attitude, than Uncle Carl's, who once asked members of the Reds front office why everyone was so obsessed with winning.

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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    They mentioned Jocketty and La Russa; no mention was made of Duncan.
    Olney did answer a question in his Q and A session about Duncan following Larussa and Olney thought that Duncan would probably go wherever Tony went.
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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Most people seem to hate LaRussa because he is arrogant, and he is. But that comes from winning at every managing job you have ever had. I would love to have all the other fans hate LaRussa because he lead the Reds to the World Series.
    I would much rather have to deal with his attitude, than Uncle Carl's, who once asked members of the Reds front office why everyone was so obsessed with winning.
    Interesting. I had to look it up because I thought that LaRussa had a pretty bad record with the Chicago "Shorts and" White Sox but he actually had a .506 winning percentage with that team over 7.5 years.

    Another interesting tidbit, he was 34 when he started managing in 1979.

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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    whatever we do DON'T BRING ANY WINNERS...come on do you want to win or whine for the next 5 years...and he will bring Duncan!

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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chi-Town Red View Post
    whatever we do DON'T BRING ANY WINNERS...come on do you want to win or whine for the next 5 years...and he will bring Duncan!
    I've talked to a couple of athletic trainers who have said that they don't like Duncan because of his missuse of the pitchers arms. But I think I would take the chance with him managing our staff. The combination of Jocketty, larussa, and Duncan would be a huge upgrade from the fodder we've had around here the past decade.
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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    Would Duncan want to leave his son, Chris?

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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanfalcon View Post
    Can't stand LaRussa, (it must be the glasses and sheer arrogance?)

    I hear you. At least Bobby Valentine's glasses had a moustache attached.
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    Re: Walk Jocketty and Tony Larussa for 2008?

    I would be surprised if this actually happened but I'm happy that the Reds job seems to be interesting to some proven winners

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    From Lance's blog

    Things overheard at Wrigley tonight
    This from a high ranking baseball official:
    "Mark it down....Wayne Krivsky out at the end of the year and Walt Jocketty in as Reds GM"
    What about LaRussa?
    "Not sure about that end of things"

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    Re: From Lance's blog

    I'd love a package of Jocketty as GM, Girardi as manager, and Paul O'neil as bench coach.


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