Archive for July, 2007

Pete Mackanin – Who is this Guy?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

As I noted in this piece a month ago the lifespan of a manager who takes an underperforming team into June has a long track record of being a man who is circulating his resume the following spring. The demise of Jerry Narron should not surprise many, probably not as much as the teams complete inability to hit doubles or provide sufficient 7th and 8th inning pitching does, but he is gone and seeing how he was the choice of Dan O’Brien and the extension was just a pat on the back (360K next year and ½ of that this year) I now see this as the final opportunity of Wayne Krivsky to save face on a season that has not only rankled Reds fans but also has made Krivsky’s future as the Reds GM somewhat questionable.