The Cincinnati Reds currently have a managerial opening after the team fired manager Dusty Baker a day after losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Wild Card game last Tuesday, and former big league outfielder and current New York Yankees announcer Paul O’Neill has spoken with Reds owner Bob Castellini about taking over as the club’s manager, reports Michael Kay of the YES Network.
I would love to sit down and find out what their thoughts are. There are basically two organizations in my life, the Reds and the Yankees. Anytime to live in the city, you understand and see what happens in an organization.
O’Neill, who played 17 seasons in the big leagues — with his first eight years coming with the Reds after being drafted by the team in the 4th round of the 1981 amateur draft – retired after the 2001 season and has never managed a professional game in his career, but his knowledge of the game is something that would make him a good major league manager.
I think Paul really knows...