It may have required some patience and perseverance on his part, but Wayne Krivsky finally got the job.
On Wednesday, Reds owner and chief executive officer Bob Castellini named Krivsky as the club’s new general manager. Krivsky will be formally introduced tonight at a 6 p.m. ET press conference.
Krivsky, who interviewed with Castellini last Wednesday, is entering his 30th year in baseball. The 51-year-old Krivsky had been an assistant GM for Minnesota since 1994 after spending 14 years in the same position with the Rangers. His career began in Texas’ ticketing department in 1977.
Working under GM Terry Ryan in Minnesota, Krivsky was often the club’s point man in negotiating multi-year contracts and handling arbitration cases. He worked out multi-year deals with All-Stars Torii Hunter and Brad Radke, among others.
Krivsky was also the Twins’ main National League scout, which made him quite familiar with the Reds roster.
I’ll say this, however: I hope Krivsky is able to keep Brad Kullman within the organization. Kullman is one of the bright lights in Cincinnati, and he can help this team.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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