Organization not unhappy to see change in leadership
Dennis Janson, WCPO
The third to last straw came Saturday August 28 when the Reds took a fourth straight loss, an 8-3 defeat at the hands of Pittsburgh. Sources tell me Joe Morgan had joined Bob in the owners’ suite for much of the game and didn’t need the Tri-States’ most accurate doppler radar to sense an approaching storm front. He beat his own hasty retreat, telling confidants that Bob was ‘Very’ unhappy. That weekend series sweep and play-in game loss, their sixth straight, sealed Dusty’s fate.
Reds striving to achieve the greater good
It's not that Dusty Baker, the club's former manager of six years, did anything horribly wrong. He led Cincinnati to a 90-72 season -- certainly respectable in anyone's books -- but it just wasn't good enough. The first step is admitting you've got a problem.
Down on the Farm
Here is a free preview of Reds 2014 prospect guide from my guy Doug Gray
On the verge?: The most recent issue of Baseball America has a 2013 draft report card. BA lists Reds RHP Michael Lorenzen as the overall draft pick closest to ML ready. Lorenzen was a first round pick (38th overall).