Friday, October 9, 2009

Dave Duncan to become Reds Pitching Coach?

As most of you have probably heard by now the Cincinnati Reds did not renew the contract of pitching coach Dick Pole. The only vacancy on Dusty Baker's staff is currently the pitching coach. Some of you may not know that St. Louis Cardinals pitching Coach Dave Duncan has been unhappy with the organization for the past few months. Most believe Duncan is unhappy with how they handled his son, who was slow coming back from injury and eventually traded from St. Louis to Boston. There are a number of ties between current Reds CEO Bob Castellini and Reds GM Walt Jockety. Castellini was part owner of the Cardinals and Jockety was St. Louis GM. John Fay of the Enquirer has speculated that this could be the case and really I can see this as a likely scenario. If this does happen, I would be very excited to see what Duncan can do with this young Red's pitching staff. This would be a very positive move for the future of this ballclub.
Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals

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