October 26, 2006
A few days ago the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Reds had interviewed former Milwaukee hitting coach Butch Wynegar to fill the vacancy left by former Cincinnati hitting coach Chris Chambliss.
Today they report that the Brewers are interviewing Chambliss to fill the vacancy left by Wynegar:
Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said manager Ned Yost had interviewed Chris Chambliss for the club's vacant hitting coach position. Chambliss, dismissed by the Cincinnati Reds after the 2006 season, was the first candidate interviewed from outside of the organization.
I can hardly wait to see who we'll trade pitching coaches with. That probably depends on which team currently has a pitching coach from Minnesota.
October 26, 2006
I don't know which I'm more sick of talking about: my disappointment in the Reds' choice of radio broadcasters or my disappointment that Rich Aurilia is almost certainly headed someplace else for 2007.
But I've got to talk about one of them, because that's all that's going on. I'll flip a coin to see which one I go with.
In a shocking twist, the Reds have hired an old reliever to fill out their broadcast booth. Marc Lancaster of the Cincinnati Post reports that Jeff Brantley is next in line to take a place next to Marty:
All indications are the Reds are poised to hire ESPN analyst Jeff Brantley as the final member of an expanded set of broadcasters, though an announcement won't come until after the World Series. The former major league pitcher will join Thom Brennaman, a longtime presence on national television, in rounding out a five-member radio and TV crew that also will feature holdovers Marty Brennaman, George Grande and Chris Welsh.
Sure, you might complain that this is just another middle-aged white guy, but there's something about Brantley that you wouldn't expect from yet another aging reliever brought into the Reds' organization…