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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

On Mackanin

I know him a bit. He was around during spring training early. Remember talking to him after he threw BP to Josh Hamilton. Pretty good quote. Seems like a nice guy.


at 10:57 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Hamilton, and idea what is going to happen to Johnny Narron?

Hopefully the end of Narron spells the end of Castro and Moeller too.

at 11:00 PM Blogger John Fay said...

If I had to guess, I'd say Johnny Narron stays on for the rest of the year.

at 11:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should we interpret this as the first step toward the fire sale? Since they named Mackanin for the remainder of the year, is it fair to expect that Dunn, JR, Conine, and everybody else will be dealt?

at 11:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confussed, did Narron sign Stanton or Cormier? Did Narron trade for Bray or Majewski? Did Narron call up McBeth or Coutlangus? The answer is No. Krivsky pumped everyone up because he seemed usy and anxious to build a winner, but other than drafting Hamilton in the Rule 5 draft he has been completely useless. I love the Reds and I will stick with them no matter what the record is, but it is unprofessional and completely irrational and illogical to support Krivisky for building an old and unreliable bullpen and then fire Narron for playing the players Krivsky signed. If you're going to fire Krivsky, fine, the team is 31-51, but let Krivsky drive him out of town.

at 11:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...


A source told PA SportsTicker that Joe Girardi, the 2006 National League Manager of the Year with the Florida Marlins, twice interviewed for the Reds job this past week but turned the position down because he would have had to retain some of the current coaching staff.

Girardi also turned down the Baltimore job after Perlozzo was fired.

Any truth to that?

at 11:17 PM Blogger jhtrevey said...

Baseball is a tough business. It's one thing if you're a player, but imagine if you're a manager, and your job security depended on all the moving parts that are (and aren't) the Reds this year... I'm not sure this makes the Reds better in '07. Or worse.

at 9:15 AM Anonymous mikec said...

John can you verify that Girardi turned down the job because the Reds wouldn't eat the contracts of their entire coaching staff? If that's true, it's a sad, sad day. That just shows once again the Reds will go with the cheap option instead of the right one.

at 10:44 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all experts that are applauding the firing of Narron.... could you please enlighten me as to Narron's ERA and /or batting average this year?? It appears to me that the REDS needed to appease all the "EXPERTS" that think they know baseball. Grow up!!!!

at 11:02 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete Mackanin? Who? What, Vern Rapp wasn't available? Where's Ray Knight when you need him?

at 11:20 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's funny that everyone acts like Joe Girardi is some sort of savior. There isn't a person in the Marlin's organization who misses him because he is a two-faced piece of crap no one could get along with.

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