On the manager process
I talked to Wayne Krivsky about the process of hiring a manager. Let's just say he wasn't very enlightening.
"I said all I'm going to say about," Krivsky said. "It's not something I want to take daily calls on."
Krivsky did tell Pete Mackanin they are going to look at outside candidates.
"I talked to Pete obviously," Krivsky said, "just like we communicate on every player move."
Krivsky has no timetable, but it sounds like he prefer sooner over later.
"I have no way of knowing how long it's going to take," he said. "You don't want to put people lives in limbo any longer than you have to."
Krivsky would not say whether there's committee to help with process.
"That's for us," he said. "We're trying to get the best person. It could very well be Pete Mackanin."
How Tony LaRussa delaying his decision about whether he'll return to St. Louis affects all this is hard to say. I'd be surprised if Bob Castellini filled the job before he knows if LaRussa is a available or not.
Another factor in this now that they've decided to go outside, the Reds are pretty much obligated to interview minority candidates. That's a mandate from MLB.