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Former Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Paul O’Neill Reportedly Interested in Manager Position

October 10th, 2013 at 12:59 PM
By Cody Dalga

There has been much speculation as to who the Cincinnati Reds will hire as their new manager. 

Reports have recently surfaced stating that former Reds outfielder Paul O'Neill has been discussing the position  with CEO Bob Castellini. Yankees television broadcaster Michael Kay tweeted Wednesday that O'Neil had spoken with the Reds head honcho. 

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A Reds spokesperson denied the reports but O'Neill shared his thoughts on the opportunity. 

"I would love to sit down and find out what their thoughts are," O'Neill told ESPN New York. "There are basically two organizations in my life, the Reds and the Yankees. Any time you live in the city, you understand and see what happens in an organization.

The 50-year old Columbus, Ohio native was drafted by Cincinnati in the fourth round of the 1981 Amateur Draft.  He spent eight seasons with the Reds played 799 total games. He totaled 96 home runs and 411 RBI's while batting .259. He was traded to the Yankees in 1993. 

"It is not a rebuilding situation," O'Neill said. "They are a very, very good team. I think anybody would be interested in taking a good team and winning a World Series."

Reds pitching coach Bryan Price and Triple-A manager Jim Riggleman were the only other possible candidates that have been speculated thus far.


 

 

 

 

 

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