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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I know it’s the old “spend more time with his family” cliche, but is there any reason to believe he was pushed out? Other than something had to change after this season.
    No. Anyone who interprets that as being forced out is reading it wrong. But it does create a major power vacuum that unfortunately is probably going to be filled by the likes of Jocketty/Buddy Bell types.

    This is a step back for the organization. I hope Krall has more power than I think.
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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    My guess is the Reds make a hard run at Theo. He’s on the outs in Chicago and the Cast loves big names.
    Theo would be the dream, but I could also see Dave Dombrowski being in the mix for similar reasons.

    Dombrowski is a win now guy, and Castellini isn’t getting any younger. Plus he’s available right now. He’s sort of the Dusty Baker of GMs.
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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    No. Anyone who interprets that as being forced out is reading it wrong. But it does create a major power vacuum that unfortunately is probably going to be filled by the likes of Jocketty/Buddy Bell types.

    This is a step back for the organization. I hope Krall has more power than I think.
    How do you know he wasn't forced out?

    My first thought was that he was asked to fire the manager but refused and resigned instead. It's plausible.

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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    This is sad.

    He brought the Reds into the new age of baseball. Let's hope they don't slip back into the dark ages again.
    Nick Krall is as modern and advanced as any GM in baseball. I don’t see any back slipping at all.
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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Theo would be the dream, but I could also see Dave Dombrowski being in the mix for similar reasons.
    Dombrowski's name keeps being connected to the opening in Anaheim but still nothing official there yet.

    I'd certainly take Dombrowski or Theo. No idea obviously if the Reds are aiming that big or if those guys are interested. I sure wouldn't mind seeing them poach a guy from somewhere like Cleveland or Oakland.
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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I know it’s the old “spend more time with his family” cliche, but is there any reason to believe he was pushed out? Other than something had to change after this season.
    I mean, “other than something had to change” is a big reason that shouldn’t be dismissed so lightly. I can’t see any reason why anyone would leave this job on their own volition.
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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Wow.

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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Sweet sweet vindication!!!

    Who was it that kept calling me crazy?

    Let’s GO. Go hire the dude from Tampa or something.
    Me

    That was me... I was that guy.

    You'll also note no one said it wasn't gonna happen, just that it wasn't gonna happen after ten games.

    But if you want to run with it then do so

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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Does this put Bell on the hot seat? Maybe the Reds go with Krall/Bell this year, but then bring in their own person next off season and let them hire their own manager.
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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Me

    That was me... I was that guy.

    You'll also note no one said it wasn't gonna happen, just that it wasn't gonna happen after ten games.

    But if you want to run with it then do so
    Blows my mind you still won’t admit it wasn’t 10 games. It was like 600. He was in charge for 5 seasons.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Blows my mind you still won’t admit it wasn’t 10 games. It was like 600. He was in charge for 5 seasons.
    Glad for you, enjoy your day of triumph.

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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Bobby Nightengale said Williams told Castellini in August this was probably his last year...

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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Does this put Bell on the hot seat? Maybe the Reds go with Krall/Bell this year, but then bring in their own person next off season and let them hire their own manager.
    I think this depends on who they bring in as the new VP. If it's an outsider then my guess is Bell is on a very short leash. If it's Krall, then Bell is probably breathing easier.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Blows my mind you still won’t admit it wasn’t 10 games. It was like 600. He was in charge for 5 seasons.
    I’m all for giving you your glory but c’mon I think everyone but you is going to understand WOY meant 10 games into the season.

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    Re: Dick Williams resigns as Reds' President of Baseball Operations

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Bobby Nightengale said Williams told Castellini in August this was probably his last year...
    It has all the indications that Williams said he wanted to quit then, and Castellini told him to not rush into it.

    If I was Bauer, this might give me a little pause about signing back here. Williams/Krall were all about the analytics. Who knows if the next guy might be traditionalist and want to exorcise all the Driveline types.
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