I don’t know what to make of this, but I thought it might trigger some interesting discussion. From a Hal McCoy Q&A over at DDN:

Q Isn’t the problem with the Reds the manager (Dusty Baker), as it has been since Jack McKeon was dropped? — Will, Dayton

A Let’s see, since McKeon they’ve had Bob Boone, Dave Miley, Jerry Narron, Pete Mackanin (interim) and Baker. See a pattern here? Without players, no manager wins. And while McKeon is my all-time favorite, how many times did the Reds make the playoffs during his four years? Answer: zero. And he wasn’t dropped, he quit when they wouldn’t give him a meaningful raise. This team needs stability and CEO Bob Castellini is still mad at me for asking him after he fired GM Wayne Krivsky, “When will we see some stability?” His answer: “We just aren’t going to lose any more.” How’s that working out?

Your thoughts?