(WARNING -- Crazy thoughts about to begin)
Okay, now that's out of the way. With the firing of Jerry Narron, the door is now open for the rumors to start flying. I know the P-D did a story on WJ and his 'disinterest' in the Reds' GM job, but I can't help but think the three-headed beast of WJ, TLR, and Dunc could be brought in together somewhere.
Add in the fact that the Reds ownership group has a lot of St. Louis tie-ins, and it becomes almost believable. Yes, Cincy has a good GM now, but in today's era of baseball -- what have you done for me lately is the norm.
I feel a fire sale coming on soon with the Reds. Not a Marlins variety, but definitely a starting over fresh sale. Dunn was booed yesterday after horribly misplaying that ball in the outfield. It is almost as if he is begging to be a DH. Griffey probably won't ever have a first half this good again, and I'm sure Seattle or the baby bears could find a place for him.
The bullpen... well no, not likely that there will be any takers there, but Cincy does have some flexibility elsewhere. With Freel coming back from the DL and Hamilton looking like the real deal, La Russa might be ready for a new challenge. Duncan would have at least one or two good starters to work with, and Bailey is a talented young hurler.
Maybe it wasn't as crazy as I thought?