Bob Castellini had an impromptu session with beat writers this afternoon. He was asked point blank if GM Wayne Krivsky's job was in trouble.
"No," he said. "He's done a good job."
On Krivsky: “Wayne’s a plugger. He keeps at it – a lot of determination.”
On a plan: “I think Wayne is taking a studied approach to it. We’re’ on the same page.
Is he pleased with the job interim manager Pete Mackanin has done? “All of us are. He has a nice way about him. He communicates well with the players.”
On naming a permanent manager: “We’ll take a look at it after the season. Pete’s doing a good job. There’s no sense talking about it now."
He asked me what I thought about the way the club is playing. I said it's easier to play well when the season is lost.
"So you think it's over?" he said.
"If you look at the numbers, yes."
He wasn't ready to concede that.
“If you win two-thirds your games in our division, (it's not)," he said. "There’s a high probability, that you’re right. But there are 50 games to go. Rose-color glasses, no. But you can’t give up. These players haven’t given up. They’re not just playing for individual stats. They’re playing to win.”