First, a little history here ...
After the 2006 season ended, Reds scout Larry Barton resigned and later cited his reasoning because Wayne Krivsky was well ... not the best individual to work for.
Then in December, 2006, Johnny Almarez turned in his resignation citing reasons that well ... Wayne Krivsky wasn't exactly the best guy to work for."Wayne has changed," said Barton, confirming the Beattie/Krivsky scenario. "After what went on this year, I just had enough. Wayne isn't the person I thought he was."
But when Krivsky said he was trading another outfielder, Kearns, and a 25-year-old All-Star shortstop (Lopez) for an old shortstop (Clayton) and a couple of pitchers, "I told him I didn't like the deal and asked who was going to play shortstop next year, and he told me, 'I'm not worried about next year.' "
Barton said when the Reds were ready to acquire pitcher Eddie Guardado from Seattle, a scout told him Guardado had a bad arm that could blow any time, "But Wayne said he had talked to his agent and was told Guardado just had a bad back and his arm was OK."
Now the Reds apparently tell Pete Mackanin that while they'd like to look at outsiders for the job, he's still under consideration. Problem is, the Reds never even talked to Mackanin."I'm not included in any of the discussions and, in fact, when I walked into the suite during the winter meetings Wayne and his people would lower their voices to a whisper or take their discussions into the bedroom," Almaraz said.
So let's put baseball acumen aside here. Let's put scouting ability aside here. Let's put the inability of Wayne Krivsky to turn the Reds into a winner aside here. Let's discuss Wayne Krivsky ... the person.Interim manager Pete Mackanin has been told he’s under consideration for the job, but the organization wanted to look at outsiders as well.
Pete Mackanin said he doesn't know much more than his golf game stinks. He's not talked to anyone.
To me, this is a guy who seems to completely lack integrity and honesty when it comes to dealing with his own personnel. We now have two separate incidents in Barton and Almarez where Krivsky essentially drove them out of the organization using nothing more than high school clique type tactics. Now just recently we see Krivsky blatantly lying to Pete Mackanin by telling him he's in consideration for the manager's job while simultaneously hiring somebody else.
This type of poisonous attitude and personality we've seen from Wayne Krivsky is poisonous to an organization, any organization. It doesn't matter if it's baseball or something entirely different.
Wayne Krivsky's actions and how he's treated some of his now former employees speak for themselves (and I seriously doubt Pete Mackanin will be sticking around in this organization).