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    Lou in 2011?

    I know he liked Cincinnati and was successful here. Although, he'd be just as frustrating as Baker.

    Lou Piniella is 66 years old. His contract to manage the Chicago Cubs will expire at the end of this season. We donít know what the wishes of new owner Tom Ricketts, or general manager Jim Hendry, or Piniella himself will be after that.

    The other day in Pittsburgh, I asked Piniella which factors will determine whether he wants to manage in 2011.

    ďI havenít thought about those things,Ē he said. ďI really havenít.Ē
    Pinella may not return to Cubs in 2011
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    No way.

    If the Reds move on from Dusty I'd like to see them look to the future, not the past.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    Maybe 10 years ago.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    No way! He's lost his "fire" as a manager. He looks like he's simply going through the motions.

    He won't come to Cincy anyway. This organization doesn't spend enough for him to win.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    No way! He's lost his "fire" as a manager. He looks like he's simply going through the motions.

    He won't come to Cincy anyway. This organization doesn't spend enough for him to win.
    Agreed. Lou doesn't strike me as a Leyland-type guy who wants to live out his days in the dugout. He looks to me like he's counting the days until he can go back to his home in Florida.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    I think the Reds need to start looking for managers that have not already been driven out of Chicago.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    I wouldn't mind trying him out again, but he is awful old and looks worn out and he has never really been all that successful.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    The Reds need to get an inexpensve manager like Mackanin and divert the extra 3 million into player salaries.

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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    The Reds need to get an inexpensve manager like Mackanin and divert the extra 3 million into player salaries.
    Yep. Time for new blood.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    Talent wins..... and also makes it easier on any manager when it comes to filling out that lineup card.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    He hasn't done much over the years with some ridiculously talented teams.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    Well, he SHOULD be the manager in 2011, because he never should have left. But yeah, it's time to (a) move on and (b) NOT waste millions of dollars on a manager.

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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    Honestly, I'd rather have Dusty at this point.

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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    If the Reds finish above .500, Dusty will probably be back.

    As to Lou, I was upset when he went to Chicago as I thought he was a good fit for the Reds. But I think his age and the taint of the Cubs would have me pass on him.
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    Re: Lou in 2011?

    Lou sure didn't impress me in the 7th inning yesterday. If the tables were turned, RZ would be feasting on him today.


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