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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wacky Wednesday

Yesterday was...eventful. The Reds' GM, Wayne Krivsky, was fired. It was a bit of a shock. Not least to him; he says he fought for an hour, trying to keep his job.

It's not so much that he was fired that's surprising, but the timing. Seems odd to fire the GM 20 games into the season. Fire him before spring training, or a few of months in...but in April?

The Reds have had four GMs in six years. That doesn't seem like a recipe for success. I wasn't a huge fan of Krivsky, but I really felt sorry for him, getting the ax like this.

My favorite Reds site,, crashed hard yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to see what the fans thought of this development. (It's down again today. There may be a few Red Reporters wandering through tonight.)

Anyways...dunno what the Krivsky firing means for Andy Phillips. Probably nothing good. Andy said the Reds really gave him the full court press as soon as the Yankees released him. They really wanted him. Whoever it was who wanted him will probably be gone with Krivsky.

Yesterday the Bats had a day game. Andy was not in the starting lineup, but he did have one pinch-hit at-bat. He grounded into a double play. The Bats won anyway.

Paul Janish is definitely heating up. He was 2 for 4. Craig Wilson started in LF and was 2 for 4. Kevin Thompson had one plate appearance as a pinch-hitter; he got a sac bunt. TJ Beam gave up two hits and two walks in two innings.

Tonight, Andy is starting at 2B for the first time. Apparently because Rick Sweet wants to rest Andy Green, the usual second baseman.

posted by BubbaFan, 4:50 PM


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