The Reds have announced that Nick Krall, who has been with the organization since 2003, has been promoted to the position of General Manager. Krall’s promotion is effective immediately. Dick Williams will retain his position as President of Baseball Operations and oversee the club’s entire baseball operations department.
In making the announcement of Krall’s promotion Dick Williams said:
“Nick understands every aspect of our baseball operations. Increasing his authority within the organization will help expedite the implementation of the changes being made throughout our entire system, Moving forward, Nick will be more heavily involved in the decisions we need to make to improve our product on the field at both the Major League and minor league levels.”
Krall first came to the Reds in 2003 from the Oakland A’s organization to oversee the Reds advanced scouting department and has held several front office positions during his tenure with the team. Most recently he has been Assistant General Manager since 2015. According to the team in his duties as AGM Krall already did the following:
“….assisted Williams with all day-to-day Major League operations, including administration, arbitration, contract negotiations, rules and waivers compliance and player acquisitions. Krall also oversees the Reds’ Professional Scouting department and the Baseball Operations Intern program while working closely with the Amateur Scouting, Analyticsand Player Development departments.”
At this time no other background information is yet available to offer insight into motivation or timing behind this move.