More on Mackanin
Pete Mackanin will not be introduced until a news conference at 4 p.m. tomorrow, but he's already at work.
Just spotted the Reds' interim field manager in the home dugout at Great American Ball Park. The coaching staff is meeting here this afternoon.
Mackanin joined the Reds' organization in February 2006 as a Major League advance scout. I asked Wayne Krivsky about the chain of events that lead to bringing Mackanin on board.
"I wanted Pete to be a part of this organization in one way, shape or form. There was not a major league coaching opening. There was not a managerial opening. Gene Bennett relinquished the advanced scouting duties and I gave Pete the opportunity to broaden his resume, so to speak, and do something that he hadn’t done before and that was be our advance scout and be on the other side of the screen.... He’s done that for the last two years and done a good job. I think if you ask people, ‘What is Pete Mackanin?’ He’s a field guy. He’s a field guy who was open to a different type of job altogether.... He embraced that, wanted to do it and until another on-the-field position occurred with us or somebody else, I think he would have been content doing that."