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    Public Enemy #1 Tom Servo's Avatar
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    John Allen stepping down

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    The Reds just announced that COO John Allen is resigning. The loss of election in Sarasota and the timing of this makes you wonder. Allen will talk to the media at 4 p.m. Allen's been with the Reds since 1995. He ran the club from 1999 until Bob Castellini took over.
    http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/redsinsider/
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    So who's the new scapegoat?

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    Jocketty anyone?

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    Readread must dancing a jig right now.

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    REDS' JOHN ALLEN RESIGNS

    Chief Operating Officer To Step Down December 31

    CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds President and Chief Executive Offi cer Bob Castellini today announced the

    resignation of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Offi cer John Allen, effective December 31.



    Allen will not be replaced. His duties will be reallocated within the existing organizational hierarchy.



    "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, "He left his imprint here in countless ways. We, and Reds fans everywhere, appreciate

    his contributions to our team's legacy."



    He added, "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 Trainng location efforts".



    Allen, 58, joined the organization as controller in May 1995, was named managing executive in August 1996

    and was named chief operating offi cer in October 1999. He was responsible for all business and ballpark operations of

    the team and reported directly to the majority owners, fi rst Marge Schott, then Carl Lindner and now Castellini.



    Under Allen's guidance, the Reds moved into Great American Ball Park in 2003. He was involved in all aspects

    of the development and construction of that facility and served as the team's liaison on the 1995 sales tax issue, Issue

    11 for the location of the ballpark and lease negotiations.



    Allen returned focus to the organization's rich history with the inclusion of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

    as part of the new ballpark's design, the addition of statues at the Crosley Terrace entrance of the ballpark and the

    uniform jersey retirement ceremonies of some of the team's greatest players.

    He engineered the development of the Reds Community Fund and reached out to fans by implementing the

    popular Redsfest and Winter Caravans.



    Allen began his career in baseball in 1990 as an intern with the Columbus Clippers, the Yankees' Class AAA

    affiliate. He worked as that club's director of business operations for fi ve seasons before joining the Reds.

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    6 pages -- over/under?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    He's the "backbone" but he won't be replaced?!?!?! Huh?
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Looks like he read my "apple butter" comment on another thread and took it to heart.
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Jocketty anyone?
    The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the title.

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    It's about time. It's too bad he can't take the cookie cutter, tacky GABP with him.

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    Maybe Allen's position won't be replaced... but his services will? *Ahem* Jocketty for Reds president? *Ahem*
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    Pots and Kettles

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    Welcome back Barry Larkin?

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    Bowden loves ex-Reds.

    You think he's called Allen to see if JA is interested in moving to DC?

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    Re: John Allen stepping down

    Its about time. This guy was nothing besides horriable when he was making baseball decisions.


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