Bill Lack joined me again this week, and we discussed all the news surrounding the Cincinnati Reds. The team gets three All-Stars! What will they do at the trade deadline? Does the front office know what they’re doing? And what’s the deal with the recent announcement that Homer Bailey will be rejoining the rotation soon?

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3 Responses

  1. George

    A heartfelt thank you for the efforts and commentary.
    During this podcast two things just stuck in my mind.
    I believe you commented on D. Williams saying that the Reds would be doing a “comprehensive search” for a new manager after seasons end. I also read that statement from Williams about 3 weeks ago.
    The next thing that stuck with me was your comment about “Paul D’s” interview with Bob C. I believe you paraphrased the question and answer, Question was from Paul D to Bob C., Do you get involved in the meetings involved in the Reds? Bob C answered, “no one disagrees with my thoughts (ideas) during these meetings”.
    You later commented about the “Elephant in the room”, “fear of disagreement”, “potential loss of job”.

    Allow me to further opine regarding Bob C.;

    RLN From 6/26/18
    Mancuso wrote; “The Reds have been crippled by in-group bias and myopia — a culture of narrowness — for years. At crucial times, owner Bob Castellini has operated his billion-dollar baseball team like a mom and pop produce stand.”

    My comment 6/26/18;
    Reds fans should know a Tiger can’t change its stripes. Bob C. is what he is and to expect change is only based on hope. Bob C. will not go outside his circle of security, Jockey is the evidence (he is still here), Williams is the evidence (Where is his Baseball resume of success), Bob can’t do it. It is his team; his money and the Organization is making money for the investors.

    I guess my thinking is that no matter what qualifications any potential managerial candidate may have, the only decision is what Bob C. thinks and wants to do.

    • Chad Dotson

      I’m SERIOUSLY worried that you are correct. I kinda trust the baseball ops guys, but I’m afraid they’re hamstrung by ownership.

  2. doofus

    Nepotism and insularity will permeate the Red’s as long as BC is principal owner. The question is whether BC will temper his interference?