Former Dodgers GM Fred Claire has a very flattering column at MLB.com about Reds GM Wayne Krivsky. Fairly interesting, including this part:
Krivsky was much like one of those players who had paid his dues but couldn’t get an opportunity.
It all changed when a group headed by Bob Castellini purchased the Reds in January and decided the first order of business was a change of leadership in baseball operations.
Krivsky had what he felt was a good first interview shortly after the new ownership took over and flew back to Cincinnati on Feb. 7 for what was scheduled to be a second interview.
As it turned out, Krivsky was met at the airport by Reds’ executive and old friend Dean Taylor and taken to a dinner meeting with Castellini and Tom Williams.
The next morning Krivsky showed up for a scheduled meeting at the Great American Ball Park and was directed to a waiting room.
Castellini walked into the room a short time later with a contract in hand. “You’re the guy,” said Castellini.
The new owner of the Reds had had hit a home run in his first major at-bat.
After 30 years of preparation and dedication, Wayne Krivsky had his dream job.
It’s far too soon to say that the Krivsky hiring is a home run, but the early returns are very promising.