Friday, September 16, 2005

Reds News

A couple of quick hits from the blogosphere on the Reds.

John Fay is worried about uncertainty around the club. He writes:

But there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty surrounding the club:

Three limited partners, who own 51.5 percent of the club, have put up their shares for sale. There's the possibility that chief executive officer Carl Lindner will sell his shares and/or give up control of the club to one of the groups bidding on the 51.5 percent.

If there's a change at the CEO level, chief operating officer John Allen, who runs the day-to-day operations, could be replaced.

O'Brien is in the last year of a three-year contract.

He notes that this is effecting the status of Jerry Narron, who probably should be brought back as manager. However, the Commissioner's office is putting the kaibosh on moves during the post-season, so if you want to do it, you should do it in the next couple weeks. Yet, the management seems to be thinking later October.

I guess I' m ok with Narron coming back. If the sale of the team is gumming up the whole works, than so be it. The new owner might want to be a little more dynamic.

Meanwhile, at the Redlegnation, someone has noticed how well Todd Coffey has been pitching lately.

This should be vindication for JD at Red Reporter, who picked Coffey out of the chorus line this Spring.

Finally, Marc Lancaster has the Instructional League roster for the Reds. Ryan Wagner is on the list...

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