Who Would You Like To See as the New Reds Manager?

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View Poll Results: Who Should Be the Reds Next Manager

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  • Barry Larkin

    15 28.30%
  • Joe Girardi

    25 47.17%
  • John Farrell

    3 5.66%
  • Bring Back Dusty!

    5 9.43%
  • Brad Ausmus

    2 3.77%
  • Omar Vizquel

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  • Other (Please Specify)

    3 5.66%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit29 View Post
    Why does everyone want Larkin?
    Could be last connection to BRM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    Could be last connection to BRM.
    Larkin wasn't a member of the Big Red Machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    Could be last connection to BRM.
    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Larkin wasn't a member of the Big Red Machine
    Maybe he means because he played with Pete Rose and Davey Concepcion?

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    It sounds like Larkin's public interest in the job has rubbed some of the front office the wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    Don't always agree with him but I like Broo.
    You are the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seckatary View Post
    You are the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Maybe he means because he played with Pete Rose and Davey Concepcion?

    So did Ted Power, so wouldn't be last connection.

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    Out of the list given on poll, I would pick J. Girardi. A manager w / experience plus championship experience would get the nod from me over any new, fist time manager. I like Larkin a lot, he is an old school / true Red but no experience in managing would make me question. We have witnessed how that can work out, or not. Larkin imo would be an excellent batting coach and/or asst. manager/bench coach.
    One question in my mind would be is how much is the Reds cheap, incompetent front office willing to pay ? ... One gets what they pay for . I realize this is a small market club but I am a believer in "having to spend money to make money / wins". Take a chance or stay in the cellar.
    An entire new front office is what is really needed.

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    According to Dick Williams in an interview during the rain delay tonight he said that Barry Larkin is "NOT" a candidate for the manager's position and that Barry is happy where he is and with what he is doing and feels he is making an impact in his current role. Billy Hatcher has been interviwed while in Miami and also John Fareel who is currently a scout. Riggleman will be interviewed soon.

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    According to Hal McCoy, Larkin turned down an interview request for the job. Seems telling if you ask me.

    I think Farrell has to be the guy. Hatcher would be interesting. Hard pass on Benavides and Kelly. Would like to see them interview some candidates from outside the organization though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Would like to see them interview some candidates from outside the organization though.
    This would be my preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    According to Dick Williams in an interview during the rain delay tonight he said that Barry Larkin is "NOT" a candidate for the manager's position and that Barry is happy where he is and with what he is doing and feels he is making an impact in his current role. Billy Hatcher has been interviwed while in Miami and also John Fareel who is currently a scout. Riggleman will be interviewed soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    According to Hal McCoy, Larkin turned down an interview request for the job. Seems telling if you ask me.

    I think Farrell has to be the guy. Hatcher would be interesting. Hard pass on Benavides and Kelly. Would like to see them interview some candidates from outside the organization though.
    In this morning's Enquirer is the following quote from Dick Williams:

    "Right now the target candidates either have managed at the big-league level or have some big-league coaching experience, have some minor-league managing experience. I don't see us targeting a lot of completely out-of-the-box candidates. I think we're going to want people who have a level of comfort in the dugout, preferably at the big-league level in their background."

    With that being the target, Larkin was/is not a qualified candidate. My guess is Williams shared that background requirement and both he and Larkin agreed there is no reason for him to interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    In this morning's Enquirer is the following quote from Dick Williams:

    "Right now the target candidates either have managed at the big-league level or have some big-league coaching experience, have some minor-league managing experience. I don't see us targeting a lot of completely out-of-the-box candidates. I think we're going to want people who have a level of comfort in the dugout, preferably at the big-league level in their background."

    With that being the target, Larkin was/is not a qualified candidate. My guess is Williams shared that background requirement and both he and Larkin agreed there is no reason for him to interview.
    The GM isn't going to publicly admit a guy turned them down. My guess is they approached him about interviewing, and Larkin realized the front-office wasn't serious about actually contending so he turned down the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    The GM isn't going to publicly admit a guy turned them down. My guess is they approached him about interviewing, and Larkin realized the front-office wasn't serious about actually contending so he turned down the interview.
    If the quote is accurate, why would either side waste time on an interview? Larkin does not meet their basic qualifications for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    If the quote is accurate, why would either side waste time on an interview? Larkin does not meet their basic qualifications for the job.
    The quote is probably accurate now that Larkin has taken his name off the list.

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