Former Cincinnati Red Paul O’Neill interested in their vacant manager job

Sep 27, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A group of young people hold flags representing the countries of Latin America prior to a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The National League Central currently has two teams looking for new managers to come in and help turn things around.

Even though Dusty Baker helped this team reach the playoffs a couple times, they still decided to release him from his duties. Now they’ve joined the manager wire and are scrambling to find their next captain.

Former Cincinnati Red and New York Yankee right fielder Paul O’Neill told Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick Show that he’s interested in the manager job in Cincinnati. Patrick asked him if it was fair to say he was interested in the job, O’Neill replied with:

“Sure it’s fair. Anytime that some things come about it should interest you. The tradition in Cincinnati needs to be brought back. It’s a rebuilding process.” via DanPatrick.com.

O’Neill hasn’t had a professional baseball coaching gig yet, but he knows how it feels to be a World Series Champion. He’s won five World Series titles in his playing days, one with the Cincinnati Reds back in 1990 and four with the New York Yankees from 1996, 1998-2000. O’Neill also won the American League batting title in 1994.

With 281 career home runs and 1,269 RBI’s under his belt, does he have what it takes to be a professional baseball manager?

What do you think Cincinnati Reds fans, do you want to see O’Neill back in Cincinnati?

Topics: Cincinnati Reds, Dusty Baker, Paul O'Neill

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