Last week the Reds announced that Cam Bonifay and Mike Squires would join the front office as special assistants to GM Walt Jocketty. At the same time, they announced Jamie Quirk as a professional scout.
Bonifay comes to Cincinnati via Pittsburgh, where he was the GM for the Pirates from 1993-2001. So you know he’s quality. One wonder’s whether he’s coming aboard to tell everyone else what not to do. As in, “Cam thinks we ought to extend Dusty Baker for another two years, so I guess we’d better not.” Of course, since then, Bonifay acted as Jocketty’s special assistant in St. Louis. Similarly, Squires had been a Major League scout for the Cardinals since 1995.