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The Cincinnati Reds have interest in speaking to former outfielder Paul O’Neill about their managerial vacancy. O’Neill is also interested in speaking to the Reds. Before we start putting the cart and horse together it must be noted that no talks have taken place yet between O’Neill and Reds owner Bob Castellini. O’Neill was drafted by the Reds in the fourth round of the 1981 draft. While other organizations were scouting O’Neill as a pitcher the Reds sent a scout to watch him on a day he was not scheduled to pitch. The results led to a career that spanned 17 big league seasons, including eight with the Reds. “I would love to sit down and find out what their thoughts are,” O’Neill told ESPN New York on Wednesday evening. “There are basically two organizations in my life, the Reds and the Yankees. Anytime you live in the city, you understand and see what happens in an organization.” “It is not a rebuilding situation,” O’Neill said. “They are a very, very good team. I think anybody w

Are the Reds open to moving Homer Bailey?

Homer Bailey has come a long way in his professional career since being taken 7th overall in the 2004 Amateur Draft. But might the Reds be considering the possibility of trading him this offseason? It's a question that has to be asked if Bailey continues to be unwilling to sign a long-term contract with Cincinnati. Bailey made $5.35 million in 2013 and is set to receive even...

Report: Paul O'Neill has spoken with Reds about manager job

In what can only be described as news from the proverbial left field, there is a report coming out of New York claiming that Yankees broadcaster and former Red Paul O'Neill has spoken to Reds owner Bob Castellini about the managerial opening. Breaking news: sources say Yankees announcer Paul O'Neill has spoken with Reds owner Bob Castellini about the Reds' vacant...

Mum is the word from Reds in regards to Barry Larkin, David Bell, and Jim Riggleman

Barry Larkin, David Bell, and Jim Riggleman were three names that quickly surfaced as candidates for the Reds coaching job after Dusty Baker was fired last Friday. However, none of the three have yet to receive any word from the team regarding the vacancy. But that doesn't mean they aren't interested. In fact, each of them have expressed an interest in discussing...

Paul O’Neill Contacts Cincinnati Reds About Managerial Opening

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...

A Minor Review of 2013: Reds

There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009. The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013? will look back on some of the major happenings in...

Wally Backman Won’t Interview For Reds Job — Yet’s John Erardi opined earlier today that Las Vegas 51′s manager and former New York Met Wally Backman would be an ideal candidate to fill the managerial void left by Dusty Baker. Erardi believes that Backman’s no-nonsense attitude and aggressive style of play is the perfect fit for a team that needs a fire lit underneath them. The piece received widespread attention...

Report: Dusty Baker expresses interest in managing Nationals

Former Reds skipper Dusty Baker isn't ready to call it quits just yet. The 64-year-old has reportedly expressed interest in the vacant Washington Nationals job. This is according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. “It’s early,” Baker told Kilgore. “A lot of stuff doesn’t really happen until the World Series is over. Right now, I’m in no hurry. I just let...

Cincinnati Reds Minor League Scouting Notebook

Taking a look at Venezuelan outfielder Kevin Garcia and a note from instructional league.

On this day in Reds history: Sparky Anderson takes the helm

October 9th is a momentous day in Cincinnati Reds history for a couple of reasons. First, it was the day in which the Queen City won its first of five World Series titles, despite the Chicago White Sox doing their best to allegedly throw the series away ("Black Sox Scandal"). Secondly, October 9th marked the beginning of the most glorious era in franchise history, as...

On this day in Reds history: Cincinnati upends Pittsburgh for pennant

October 11th, 1972 - The Reds lay claim to the National League pennant with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh before 41,887 ecstatic fans at Riverfront Stadium. Cincinnati trailed 3-2 heading to the bottom of the ninth before Johnny Bench led off the inning with a solo homer over the right field wall to tie the game. Tony Perez and Denis Menke followed that up with back...

Audio: Paul O'Neill discusses Reds job in interview with Dan Patrick

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that former Red and current Yankees broadcaster Paul O'Neill had talked to Reds ownership about the vacant managerial job. On Friday, O'Neill went on the radio with Dan Patrick and confirmed that he has spoken with the club. “I’ve talked to some people in the organization, obviously, I live here in Cincinnati. But I don’t think...

Who is minding the store and other stuff

by: Dan Howard Staff Writer Wow, I never saw that coming. The firing of Dusty Baker was a shock, but I guess canning the manager is a whole lot easier than firing the players. Dusty Baker isn’t the first Reds manager to be replaced after finishing a ninety win season. Actually, Baker is the fourth. The first Reds manager to be replaced after such an accomplishment was...

Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Bronson Arroyo

Free agency begins five days after the end of the World Series. As in other recent offseasons, FanGraphs is once again facilitating this offseason a contract-crowdsourcing project, the idea being to harness the wisdom of the crowds to the end of better understanding the 2013-14 free-agent market. Note that, this year, in addition to asking readers to estimate the years/dollars each...

2013 Season Review: OF Phillip Ervin

Taking a look at the outstanding debut of the Cincinnati Reds 2013 first rounder Phillip Ervin.

Paul O'Neill has been talking to the Reds about managerial position

Former Major League outfielder Paul O'Neill, who played with the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees, reportedly has been in discussion with the Reds about their vacant managerial position. As reported by Mark Sheldon of, Michael Kay, a television reporter for the Yankees, tweeted on Monday about O'Neill talking to Reds' chief executive officer Bob Castellini...
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