Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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 managerial job. — Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) October 9, 2013 Up until Wednesday, O'Neill's name hadn't been tossed around much (if at all) in regards to the Reds job. So, this report definitely comes as somewhat of a surprise. Drafted by the Reds in the fourth round of the 1981 Amateur Draft, O'Neill spent eight seasons in Cincinnati from 1985 to 1992 and played a key role in helping the Reds win the World Series in 1990. His best years as a player came after he was traded to the Yankees prior to the 1993 campaign, though. Upon retirement in 2001, O'Neill joined the Yankees YES Network as a broadcaster, where he ha...
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