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GM won't say if Reds offered Dusty Baker new contract

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08:57 AM ET 10.13 | Reds manager Dusty Baker and general manager Walt Jocketty met Friday morning. Baker's contract situation was not resolved. The sides will meet again next week. "There was no breakdown," Jocketty said. "You just don't work out a contract in a few hours. These things take time." Jocketty wouldn't say whether the Reds had offered Baker a contract. Baker's contract expired with the end of the season. Baker, 63, has said he'd like to continue to manage. He is 419-391 in his five years with the Reds. This season, he became the third manager in team history to take a team to the postseason twice.

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October 13, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Time for a new skip. One who can not only lead you to the playoffs but through them. Dusty is very good at managing the personalities over a 162 game season but he's an absolutely horrible game tactician. The Reds are good enough to win it all and Dusty is now holding the team back.

October 13, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Time for a new skip. One who can not only lead you to the playoffs but through them. Dusty is very good at managing the personalities over a 162 game season but he's an absolutely horrible game tactician. The Reds are good enough to win it all and Dusty is now holding the team back.

So I guess you think the same thing about the Rangers manager........

October 13, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Well, I suppose Bobby V. is free now. Really? Just who would do a better job?

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October 13, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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So I guess you think the same thing about the Rangers manager........

If not, he should.

October 13, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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So I guess you think the same thing about the Rangers manager........

Don't make this a race thing, but yes.

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October 13, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Don't make this a race thing, but yes.

The only race that matters here is the pennant race. If your team has the talent to win it, but consistently comes up short you have to make changes.

October 13, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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The only race that matters here is the pennant race. If your team has the talent to win it, but consistently comes up short you have to make changes.

agreed. again. We probably ate the same breakfast today too.

October 13, 2012  12:36 PM ET

best thing for baker,,is not the job as a manager or any other type of work, baker needs rest and the best thing he should do is retirement in order to be able to live a little longer!!!

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October 13, 2012  12:58 PM ET
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I hope the Giants don't win the WS so we don't get a year of one lines like this.

well we have the yanks/tigers/giants/cards/ things are getting interested!!!

October 13, 2012  02:21 PM ET

Sweet Lou Panella has been seen twitching in the hall ways of Yankee Stadium, now that Giradi has stepped up to the plate, Sweet Lou has too Look at Redder Pastures (as in Cincinnati).

October 13, 2012  04:22 PM ET

Rooting for Cards/Tigers ...1968 replay....and the two teams with worst records....just make a farce of the 162 games...

October 14, 2012  09:19 AM ET

You did a good job Dusty!!!

October 14, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Give the man another year Mr. GM because with just four teams in the division nest year the Reds will be the favorites to repeat again.

October 15, 2012  01:31 PM ET

Walt is one of the best G.M's in all of baseball ... I am pretty sure He will make the right decision. If not , I would like to see Dusty back in Dodger blue . As a life long Dodger fan it was excruciating to watch Mattingly consistently get out managed in close games this year, not to mention his demeanor looked like a guy that didn't have the guts to light some fire in that team when they were having trouble scoring more than 1 run in a ton of games this year.

 
October 16, 2012  04:53 AM ET

Duh.

Who makes this stuff up?

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