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    McKeon to be named Marlins interim manager

    Trader Jack is back! Buster Onley is reporting that 80-year-old Jack McKeon will come out of retirement and manage the last-placed Florida Marlins once again. The New Jersey native managed the Marlins from May of 2003 through the 2005 season, leading the young Marlins to a 2003 World Series victory over the New York Yankees.

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    Re: McKeon to be named Marlins interim manager

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    Trader Jack will be the Oldest Manager other than Connie Mack! Be careful Jack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinreds21 View Post
    Trader Jack is back! Buster Onley is reporting that 80-year-old Jack McKeon will come out of retirement and manage the last-placed Florida Marlins once again. The New Jersey native managed the Marlins from May of 2003 through the 2005 season, leading the young Marlins to a 2003 World Series victory over the New York Yankees.
    Is it safe to say that Jack McKeon is the Art Shell of MLB managers?
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    I always liked Jack McKeon. I hope he does well in his return to the game.
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    Good for him! The Reds were foolish to ever let him go. He was a big part of the magic in '99 when the team won 96 games (any other year 96 W's automatically qualifies you for the playoffs).

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    If McKeon could handle Ruth and Gehrig, he can handle Hanley.

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    Never liked McKeon. Thought he grossly underestimated Konerko's talents, and not only sold him short as a player but also us as a franchise in need of a long-range uplift on offense.

    True, we had Casey on board for 1B. But it seemed like the Reds could have gotten creative and worked Konerko into the mix for LF. Always suspected McKeon was too old and sleepy to put up with the bother. And nothing I've seen since then has altered my opinion of the Trader Dude.

    I pity the Marlins fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    If McKeon could handle Ruth and Gehrig, he can handle Hanley.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Guacarock View Post
    Never liked McKeon. Thought he grossly underestimated Konerko's talents, and not only sold him short as a player but also us as a franchise in need of a long-range uplift on offense.

    True, we had Casey on board for 1B. But it seemed like the Reds could have gotten creative and worked Konerko into the mix for LF. Always suspected McKeon was too old and sleepy to put up with the bother. And nothing I've seen since then has altered my opinion of the Trader Dude.

    I pity the Marlins fans.
    Jim Bowden was the Reds' general manager during that time, not McKeon. McKeon had the nickname of "Trader Jack" from his time as the Padres' GM, but he did not make the personnel decisions while he was the Reds' manager. And he did a fine job as the Reds' manager.

    Then he leads the Marlins to the 2003 WS championship. The guy is too old to be a permanent answer for the Marlins, but I'm glad he's getting one more chance at glory. And I can't believe there are Reds fans that don't appreciate what he brought to the franchise during his brief time here. He was a good manager for sure ... and his attitude was a breath of fresh air. (Well, as long as he wasn't puffing cigar smoke in your face at the time.)

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    Yes, Bowden was the GM and McKeon the manager. But McKeon, as the manager, made quite clear his disdain for Konerko, playing him in only 26 games after the Reds dealt their All-Star closer Jeff Shaw to the Dodgers on July 4, 1998 to land Konerko and reliever Dennys Reyes.

    Konerko barely got a cup of tea with the Reds, collecting only 73 at bats, while getting tried out fewer than 10 games apiece at 1B, 3B and LF under McKeon. I remember the frustration of watching it all play out -- McKeon whining pretty persistently about Konerko's defensive liabilities without showing much grasp of just how prodigious his bat might become. It wasn't surprising that Konerko failed to click with the Reds because he had a manager who didn't believe in him, didn't give him the slightest chance to succeed and turned him into a whipping boy.

    Before Thanksgiving, Konerko had been dealt again, flipped by Bowden to the White Sox for Michael Cameron. A year later, of course, Cameron would be packaged by the Reds as the centerpiece in our deal with Seattle for KGJ.

    True, Bowden was the architect for all of these trades, but I still, to this day, believe he never intended to move Konerko so quickly, but had little choice but to control the damage and accommodate McKeon. In that regard, McKeon did force this personnel move, and he was dead-wrong in doing so.

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    Get a couple pillows together and an alarm clock for the old timer because he will fall asleep.
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