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    Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Will be announced in about an hour

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    yeah, heard a little bit ago..
    still trying to figure this one out..

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Finally an offseason shakeup. I was wondering when the intresting stuff would happen. Any details?
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Jocketty time?

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Good his job was pretty much a waste as soon as an owner with a pulse took over.

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Since the Sarasota election, all his comments have been rather bitter about the results. I met him at ST a couple of years ago, and he talked with me like a old friend. BC and/or the Williamses will most like put a family member in a position to oversee the little things day to day.

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    What was his job description anyway?

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Quote Originally Posted by hippie07 View Post
    What was his job description anyway?
    Um he was pretty much the GM of the finances. How can we make the most money with the least amount of risk.

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Good riddance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    Um he was pretty much the GM of the finances. How can we make the most money with the least amount of risk.
    Mike Brown's job description as well.

    I love Cincinnati, I really do. I grew up here, moved away for 5 years, and now I'm happy to be back. My only gripe is how conservative this city is and how its run from the snail-like approach to the Banks Project, Mike Brown's cheap-skate ways, the Reds sitting back and watching others make things happen, to the GABP being squeezed onto the riverfront instead of Broadway Commons.

    I could go on and on, but my point is I'm glad Allen is leaving. The Reds, like the city, need to get more creative and out-going. Hopefully, the fresh air that arrives from Allen's departure will bring good things to the team and the city.
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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Now let the winning commence and lets get Barry Larkin back in the organization.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    I really didn't have a problem with Allen as COO. While he did a pretty good job of running the team after Marge was suspended, I had misgivings with a financial guy making decisions that a "baseball" exec should be making. I thought it was a good move to take baseball operations away from Allen and put it under the GM.

    I don't think we should expect some major turnaround in the Reds productivity because the COO has changed. He handles the money, not the players.

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    Reds COO Allen steps down
    Long-time Cincinnati executive will stay on as consultant
    By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

    CINCINNATI -- Reds executive vice president and chief operating officer John Allen has resigned, the team announced on Tuesday.

    Allen will stay on as a consultant as the team looks for a new Spring Training home for 2009.

    Allen spent 13 seasons with the Reds and 18 in professional baseball. After joining the team as controller in 1995, he'll largely be remembered for being the managing executive that took over after former owner Marge Schott relinquished day-to-day control over the team.

    During that tenure, it was Allen who spearheaded a renewed dedication to the Reds' history by retiring numbers of former players and erecting statues of players from the franchise's early years. Those efforts evolved into the 2004 opening of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum adjacent to Great American Ball Park.

    The facility has Allen's imprint throughout. He was involved with the development and construction after being named COO in 1999.

    Allen and Reds owner/CEO Bob Castellini have scheduled a 4 p.m. ET press conference. The club said Allen would not be replaced and his duties would re-allocated from within.

    "John has been the backbone of this organization for 13 seasons and did great things for the Reds and for the city of Cincinnati," Castellini said in a statement. "He left his imprint here in countless ways. We, and Reds fans everywhere, appreciate his contributions to our team's legacy.

    "For the past two years, John has proved to be invaluable to me. It is an understatement to say that I will very much miss his effective hard work and the loyalty he extended to this franchise and to me personally. This was a decision made solely by John. He and his wife, Anna, have opted to move back to their home state of Kansas, where they have many activities and much family that is dear to them. I have asked John, and he has agreed, to stay with the Reds as a consultant to direct our Spring Training location efforts."

    Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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    He will still be utilized as a consultant to find a new home for the Reds in Spring training after Sarasota.

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    This is disappointing news to me personally. I have met John a few times and found him to be a pleasant and engaging person to talk to. I remember John from his tenure here in Columbus with the Clippers and wish him well.

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    Re: Scoop--John Allen will be stepping down

    It is atleast good that he is staying on as a consultant for a new Spring training home. This whole thing was his puppy anyway. I hope that he can help us select a very good location.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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