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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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Monday, October 29, 2007

Speier to be named

The Reds will name Chris Speier as infield coach today or tomorrow. He was on Dusty Baker's staff in Chicago. I assume he'll be bench coach as well.

No word on the bullpen coach.


12 Comments:

at 4:29 PM Anonymous CHEVIOT SPORTS AUTHORITY said...

Can't think of a single reason to complain about hiring Chris Speier yet. But I do think they could do a lot better than Mark Berry as third base coach. Maybe he will be better next season. I am the eternal optimist.

 
at 4:41 PM Blogger steve said...

I wish also he would move speier to third and let pete be the bench coach. John what did you find out about Johnny Narron and where to do you think Pete ends up next season?

 
at 4:59 PM Blogger kingseyeland said...

I just have a hard time believing that Pete Mackanin (or anyone, for that matter) would take a back seat to another manager after the second half turnaround Mackanin guided. That was an 80 game showcase of his ability as a manager of a not-very-good team.

 
at 5:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Chris Speier can make EE a gold grove 3B I am all for it.

The bullpen coach justs needs to teach the Reds reliever there is no such thing as the 8th inning... it is the 9a inning while the ninth is 9b.

The Reds should be out there trying to get Pete a position somewhere in their organization.

Adrian

 
at 7:13 PM Blogger cincyiscool said...

John, some people are saying that Walt Jocketty has agreed to become Red's president. Any truth to this?

 
at 8:28 PM Anonymous Bob said...

Tommy Hume got hosed.All of those years the Reds stunk and his bullpen always seemed to outperform the other areas of the team. This year Krivsky gives him garbage to work with, and when the bullpen has problems, Krivsky makes Hume the fall guy and keeps most of the other coaches. Why should any former Reds player show loyalty to this organization?

 
at 8:34 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Castellini denied the Jockeyty thing pretty strongly. It will talked about until Jocketty lands somewhere, however.

 
at 9:25 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may have missed something, but the only comment I heard Castellini make was something to the effect of,"Wayne Krivsky is our General Manager." Sounds like a general non-denial denial to me. If Castellini really wanted to quash that rumor, he could have easily said something to the effect of,"We are not pursuing Walt Jockety for any kind of General Manager or Club President type of roles ,or any other for that matter."

 
at 11:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HEARD BOSIO DIDN'T GET THE SEATTLE JOB.HOW BOUT THAT BULLPEN SPOT!!!!!HE'S PLAYED AND COACHED FOR 16 YEARS

 
at 10:53 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know nothing about Juan Lopez. But with a name like "Porky", how good can he be?

 
at 12:26 PM Blogger Mr. Redlegs said...

How good do you have to be to answer the bullpen phone, tell a guy to get warm, then call the dugout to say he's ready.

Serious, what do some of you think the bullpen coach does, anyhow?

Bosio is a super nice fellow but Piniella fired him as pitching coach after one year in Tampa. Why? Of all the pitching coaches Piniella could have hired he went with Bosio, who he believed was a rising star as a coach.

And for what it's worth, John Mclaren was on the same staff at Tampa, so if he didn't want Bosio on his staff in Seattle. . . . there's a fly in the pie.

 
at 2:54 PM Anonymous CHEVIOT SPORTS AUTHORITY said...

JOHN:
Just heard that LaRussa turned down the Reds job because he only wanted a two year deal and the Reds insisted on three. What, if anything do you know about this? I don't understand why that would be a sticking point from the Reds.

 
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