The Cincinnati Reds have named Jeff Graupe as assistant general manager. This was first reported by C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.
This is a promotion for Graupe, who was named as the vice president of player acquisition and strategy before the 2022 season. He was previously the senior director of player personnel. Graupe was also the director of the team’s farm system from 2012-2018. In total he’s been working for the organization for 18 years.
This is the time of year that there are plenty of moves throughout front offices across baseball. We just saw Kim Ng leave the Marlins earlier this week as their general manager. Less than a month ago the Reds promoted Nick Krall to president of baseball operations (from general manager) and Brad Meador to general manager (from vice president, assistant general manager).
Meador’s promotion left the club with just one assistant general manager – Sam Grossman, who has served in that role for eight seasons. With the season coming to an end shortly after that announcement, the club didn’t need to rush into finding a replacement as they didn’t lose anyone, they simply promoted two people from within. Graupe now also gets a promotion from within as he joins Grossman as an assistant general manager with the club.
As things stand today, here’s how the front office seems to look (it’s possible there have been moves we don’t know about yet, or ones that are coming that we haven’t learned about yet):
- Nick Krall – President of Baseball Operations
- Brad Meador – General Manager
- Sam Grossman – Assistant General Manager
- Jeff Graupe – Assistant General Manager
- Chris Buckley – Vice President of Player Personnel
- Shawn Pender – Vice President of Player Development
- Jeremy Farrell – Senior Director of Player Development
There are also a handful of various special assistants to various roles, including but not limited to advisors to the CEO, general manager, player performance, and player development.