DUSTY TO THE REDS?
I read with amusement this morning a piece about Dusty Baker meeting with Reds owner Robert Castellini, “who is said to regard Baker as a high-profile hire who would restore credibility the Reds have lacked in the position since Jack McKeon departed in 2000.” Also, Foxsports.com and the Cincinnati Enquirer reported via sources that Baker interviewed for the position and could be the leading candidate.
After I was done laughing I thought about it. You had to figure he’d be back managing at some point. And maybe a team like the Reds is the perfect place for him. Younger players that he can puff up, smaller market and lower expectations.
And with the division the way it currently is, wouldn’t it be a blast to see Baker’s Reds and the Cubs battling it out for the division next year?
Only the Marlins allowed more runs than the Reds in the NL this season. If Baker can persuade Castellini to go out and get him a few more arms (Jon Garland is annually available), why couldn’t they win the division next year?
When does Neifi’s suspension run out? Get clean Neifi! A new gig awaits!