View Full Version : Reds Don't Hire Jerry

12-04-2003, 08:40 PM
The Reds are gonna go with Miley instead of the Tinkerer.

CINCINNATI (AP) - Dave Miley was hired Thursday to manage the rebuilding Cincinnati Reds, who removed the interim tag from his job title. Miley went 22-35 as interim manager last season. He took over after manager Bob Boone and general manager Jim Bowden were fired on July 28.

Miley, a 24-year veteran of the Reds organization, received a one-year contract with a club option for another season, general manager Dan O'Brien said.

Former Chicago White Sox manager Jerry Manuel, Pittsburgh Pirates director of player development Brian Graham and Tampa Bay Devil Rays bench coach John McLaren were also interviewed for the position.

O'Brien turned to Miley, who managed the club's young players at Triple-A Louisville before being promoted to Cincinnati, to try to build the Reds back into contenders.

The Reds are coming off one of the most disappointing seasons for baseball's oldest franchise.

Cincinnati lost 93 games in its first season at Great American Ball Park. The team cleaned out its front office and trading its top veterans for pitching prospects in a payroll-slashing spree.

The Reds went 46-58 under the 41-year-old Miley, who becomes the 57th manager in Reds history. He has a career record of 1,115-841 as a minor league manager.

Miley signed with the Reds as a catcher in 1980 and played in seven minor league games before becoming a coach.

12-04-2003, 08:46 PM
darn! I was hoping that he would get the job. He'd be able to do the thing he's the best at about 19 times a season if he managed the Reds. well, the best thing other than tinkering. :)

Lip Man 1
12-04-2003, 09:34 PM
Too bad...the Sox still have to pay him now for the 04 season.


duke of dorwood
12-04-2003, 09:38 PM
I was going to lend them