David Bell and Dick Williams said today that assembling the club’s coaching staff would be the topic of this afternoon’s meetings.  Bell and Williams can start with current Reds employees, including the major league staff and minor league affiliates. Beyond that, Bell has worked with dozens of people in other organizations. Perhaps one or more […]

Before we get to the merits of the David Bell hire, let’s pause a minute to talk process. Of course, with most billion-dollar businesses, this aspect would be a foregone conclusion. But as we learned with the last manager search, not so much for the Reds.  Dick Williams’ recent pursuit of a new manager began […]

From David Bell’s introductory press conference [video link] and a few one-on-one interviews afterward shown on FSO: The local media (FSO) and ownership have their narrative about a local boy coming home. Bell’s introduction included describing Bell a “real Reds hire,” a “Cincinnati native,” a “Cincinnati guy,” his “family ties” to father and front office […]

David Bell has been named the new manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He will be introduced at a press conference on Monday at 11:00 a.m. pic.twitter.com/BdIlLCGKMG — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 21, 2018 Bell has a 3-year deal with a club option for a fourth — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) October 21, 2018 Hard to […]

The Reds interviewed Tampa Bay Rays coach Rocco Baldelli (37) this week, according to sources from the team. Baldelli’s major league career as a player spanned eight seasons, 2003-10, mostly as a centerfielder for the Rays. He has worked in the Rays organization since retiring, including three years as the first base coach and last […]

Joel Sherman of the New York Post is a reporter who Walt Jocketty and Bob Castellini will have in their old paper rolodexes. Either would be comfortable whipping open a flip phone and giving Sherman an off the record quote.  #Reds are said to be looking more for face of franchise type as manager so […]

The template couldn’t be clearer.  Take a look at the managers leading teams that remain in the postseason, each hired in the last four years.  Craig Counsell, 48, Milwaukee Brewers (2015-18) A.J. Hinch, 44, Houston Astros (2015-18) Dave Roberts, 46, LA Dodgers (2016-18) Alex Cora, 42, Boston Red Sox (2018) They had a combined three […]

#Reds will interview Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo and Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens for their manager opening this coming week, according to Reds sources. That brings the total to 10 interviewed for the job — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) October 6, 2018 Marc Sheldon has a post with information on Charlie Montoya […]

The latest in the Reds manager search from Dick Williams (per John Fay) this afternoon is that the team has contacted Eduardo Perez, but he isn’t scheduled for an interview. The end of the month is still the target date to get a new manager in place. They’ll work through this round of interviews before […]

From C Trent: Can confirm Reds interviewing Girardi, Bell & Ausmus this week. More next week according to reds source https://t.co/8JQ2XMQq8o — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) October 3, 2018 Read the underlying article from Jon Heyman. Has more detail. Here’s the gist: “The Cincinnati Reds have gotten a quick start on their managerial search, and […]

The Reds under Bryan Price began the season 3-15. That team played without Anthony DeSclafani, David Hernandez, Michael Lorenzen, Eugenio Suarez, Scott Schebler and Matt Harvey. They were the Reds of Gallardo and Gossington. Price was fired. With tonight’s loss to the lowly Kansas City Royals, Jim Riggleman’s Reds may finish the season 3-13.   Don’t […]

Pie in the face was a staple practical joke in the era of silent movies. Lately, it’s what the Reds have been doing to their fans, losing to the worst teams in baseball. The Reds are now 63-77 under Jim Riggleman, 23-39 since the All-Star break. Cincinnati Reds 3 (66-92) • Kansas City Royals 4 (55-102) Box […]