The Enquirer writes that OB will return for 2006.
John Allen is quoted as saying:
“Dan’s done everything we’ve asked of him,” Allen said. “He’s a done a good job.”
HUH? The guy was given a $15M increase in payroll and achieved the same results and he did “everthing we’ve asked of him”?
The article talks about the solid years by Aurilla, Weathers, and Mercker and the club’s record (5 over .500) under Narron as having saved his job.
His flops (Reitsma trade, Milton signing, and Weber signing) were all put together in one sentence as if the Weber flop and the Milton flop have the same significance.
Says his mandate was to rebuild the minor league system and Allen says:
“We’re moving along with that,”
I guess keeping him for the final year makes sense with the team being up for sale.
Assuming they bring Narron back, will they give him more than a one year contract?
If you were Narron, would you accept a one year deal from a GM who is on shaky ground, with one year left on his contract, for a team with the majority of the ownership up for sale?
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.