Walt Jocketty said Friday that the entire Reds' coaching staff will return for next year.
"I talked to Dusty and he feels the same way," Jocketty said.
Pitching coach Dick Pole, hitting coach Brook Jacoby, bench coach Chris Speier, first base coach Billy Hatcher, third base coach Mark Berry, bullpen coach Juan Lopez and bullpen catcher Mike Stefanski all are expected to return. Speier and Lopez were Baker's only hires, although Pole has worked for him in the past.
"I was very pleased with the job they did," Baker said. "This year was an observation year, not that they were on probation. I wanted some stability. I always hear about football players having four offensive coordinators in five years. The way society is today you have a basic distrust of autority. It takes a year to build that trust and then another year to put in you program."
Jocketty said Terry Reynolds will be back as director of player development and Chris Buckley will return as scouting director. Jocketty said the Reds will add some scouts, but there won't be a big front office shakeup.
"Terry and Chris have both done a good job," he said.
Former Seattle GM Bill Bavasi will probably get some title other than special assistant. Jocketty hired Bavasi and Jerry Walker, who worked for Jocketty in St. Louis, shortly after taking over as GM.
"We're working out (what Bavasi's title will be)," Jocketty said. "We'll announce it all at once."
The Reds are having their organizational meetings here this weekend. CEO Bob Castellini is coming in tomorrow to attend.