The Reds announced this afternoon that assistant general manager Nick Krall has been named the club’s new general manager. President of baseball operations Dick Williams will continue to oversee the club’s entire baseball operations department, per the announcement. The Reds, then, will be employing the president/general manager tandem that has become increasingly popular throughout the game, with organizations such as the Cubs, Dodgers, Athletics and numerous others have adopted in recent seasons.
It’s been a steady climb through the Reds’ ranks for Krall, who broke in with the organization in 2003 when he was hired to run the club’s advance scouting department. Since that time, Krall has been the team’s assistant director of baseball operations, the senior director of baseball operations and, most recently, a vice president and assistant GM. The LSU grad has been working in professional baseball since getting a foot in the door with the A’s back in 2001-02.
“Moving forward, Nick will be more heavily involved in the decisions we need to make to improve our product on the field both at the Major League and minor league levels,” Williams said in a statement announcing the promotion.
In addition to his advance scouting work earlier in his career, Krall’s previous duties as a VP and AGM saw him involved in a wide range of baseball ops responsibilities, including arbitration, contract negotiations, player acquisition and rules/waiver compliance. He’ll bring a wide range of experience to his newfound title, though it appears that final say on baseball operations decisions will still lie with Williams.
Fantastic. 15 years with the organization that taught him how to lose has finally paid off. Another fine day in Reds baseball.
I was hoping they would give that job to Barry Larkin
Barry will eventually be the manager
The big difference between the Cubs, A’s, and Dodgers is that their president of operations was actually successful as a GM. Dick Williams was not.
Not the A’s. Sorry, that success goes to Alderson for those 2000-03 teams.
I think Billy Beane is extremely overrated too, but he is still much better than Dick Williams.
Another bum that’ll make more dumb decisions.
Means nothing if Dick Williams makes the calls on team personnel.
P.S. Dick Williams is clueless on running a MLB club
Now he paid way too much attention to Walt jockety
How in the heck can anyone in this front office be worthy of a promotion ? Insane .. they have rebuilt a masterpiece for sure. Better get a lot of duct tape
Listen folks, Castellini is the CEO and primary owner at 15%, but Dick’s dad Joe Williams and uncle Tom Williams are 2nd in ownership percentage within this ownership group at 12% each. Dick ain’t going anywhere unless the team is sold. Better just get used to him and hope the people under him change or do better.
Why are the great sports fans being punished with …t ownership that do not know how to build a front office that can succeed.
Loved him on The League!
And the Nick Krall Show…
That’s totally what I thought of when I saw the post… took me a second to realize it’s a different guy. Nick kroll looks like a guy who could be a gm…. until he opens his mouth…. or walks… or does anything.
Was he the one responsible for finding all their awesome pitchers?
What the Reds needs is John Daniels. He would fit right in with that team.