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    Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    BILL BAVASI JOINS REDS' FRONT OFFICE

    Named Special Assistant to Walt Jocketty


    CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the hiring of former Anaheim Angels and Seattle Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi as a special assistant.

    Bavasi, 50, will advise and assist Jocketty in matters related to the front office, Major League field and support personnel and scouting.

    "We're excited Bill has joined our organization," Jocketty said. "Over his career of more than 30 years, he has worked in almost every facet of baseball operations. We will benefit from his experience and insights."

    Bavasi was the vice president/general manager for the Angels from 1994-99 and executive vice president and general manager of baseball operations for the Mariners from November 7, 2003 through June 15 of this season.

    Bavasi began his professional baseball career in 1974 with the San Diego Padres. He was named Angels general manager after 14 years in their player development department and helped lay the groundwork for that club's 2002 World Series championship. He spent the 2002-03 seasons as the Los Angeles Dodgers' director of player development before he was hired by the Mariners as their GM in November 2003.

    His father, Buzzie Bavasi, was general manager of the Angels and the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers and president of the Padres. His brother, Peter, was general manager of the Padres, founding president of the Toronto Blue Jays and president of the Cleveland Indians.
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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Great...... the Anthony Young of GM's

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    jojo??

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Great...... the Anthony Young of GM's
    and that is being kind. Maybe Walt will use him as a "reverse barometer".
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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    So if Bavasi is the new TVIW, what is Walt?
    /r/reds

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    jojo??
    Rolling on the floor laughing?
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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Ugh.

    :all_cohol

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Now if they brought him in to ask him his opinion on trades and signings...I'm all for it. As long as the strategy is to do the exact OPPOSITE of his suggestions. Good lord, what are they THINKING?!?

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Dave Littlefield for special assistant to the special assistant?
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    he'll know when it's time to wake up Walt.

    "You were sleeping so I went ahead and traded Bruce for Bedard. I didn't think that it was big enough to wake you."


    but at least Cast's next GM is again in house.

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    but at least Cast's next GM is again in house.


    What a scary thought.

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Am I wrong that the Reds seem to spend most of their effort acquiring new owners, front office people, scouts, managers and coaches.

    How about a couple of good players?

    And westofyou, Anthony Young was a pretty highly touted prospect. C'mon, you know the old RedsZone bromide that a pitcher's won-lost record is meaningless.

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Is there such a thing as August Fools Day? Please say yes.
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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    I don't curse, so I guess I can't reply to this.

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    Re: Reds hire Bill Bavasi...as special assistant to the GM

    Hopefully I'll feel better a few beers from now.


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