Miley and Gullett out

Dave Miley and Don Gullett have been fired.
Let’s take ’em one at a time…
Miley: He wasn’t the reason the Reds were losing. He was however one of the reasons they couldn’t turn it around. He just seemed to no longer have any authority in the clubhouse.
Gullett: Now Gullett I think was one of the reasons the Reds were losing. He’s skated by on his reputation as a guy who can turn around the career of a has-been pitcher for quite some time but really what has he done in the last few years? He hasn’t turned around a has-been in quite some time and he doesn’t seem to have done anything for the young pitchers we’ve had the last few years… not to mention Milton. There have been too many problems with the pitching staff for too long for Gullett not to go.
Now, looking to the future…
It’d be hard to have a firesale. Anybody making enough to dump for salary reasons isn’t good enough to trade (I’m looking squarely at you Milton).
I don’t see any trades coming immediately. This is a vastly underperforming team, on paper they should play a lot better than they have. I think the front office would like to see how they do under new management for a while and then really come to a decision around the trade deadline.
If things are still this bad at the deadline then Randa’s the most obvious choice to trade and they’d bring up Encarnacion.
Beyond that… if they trade a pitcher it’ll be Mercker.
And at some point the outfield situation still needs to get worked out. If an outfielder goes I suppose the most likely is Kearns, but the rumor-du-jour is that Casey will go, allowing Dunn to move to first. So who knows?…

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