The 2023 season is nearing its end, with Cincinnati being one of the contenders for the title. Another good news from the team is that it promoted Nick Krall as president of baseball operations.
The team promoted Brad Meador as the new General Manager.
Krall has served as general manager since 2018. Also, he was Cincinnati’s director of baseball operations since October 2020. The team gave him a contract extension with an indefinite duration.
According to bookie pay per head reviews and news sites, the team is more secure after the promotions. Also, they gave manager David Bell a three-year deal in July. Krall presided over a problematic rebuilding effort last year that witnessed the departure of key players. They included Luis Castillo, Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suárez, and Sonny Gray.
In addition to prospects still in the Minors, the trades brought up-and-coming players. They included Spencer Steer, Noelvi Marte, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Connor Phillips, and Brandon Williamson.
Nick Krall Promoted to President of Baseball Operations
The 2022 Reds had a losing record of 62-100. Also, fans were not expecting the team to make a deep playoff run in 2023. It is the debut season for 16 Reds players. Elly De La Cruz, Encarnacion-Strand, Williamson, Matt McLain, and Marte are among them. However, the team started to become competitive early.
Krall, 45, is a veteran of 21 seasons with the Reds. He joined the organization in 2003 as the lead preseason scout. He began his career as an assistant to the general manager. In addition, he became a director of baseball operations.
Krall was promoted to general manager on May 10, 2018. Krall was promoted to president of baseball operations in October 2020, when Dick Williams resigned from that position.
Meador, at 48 years old, has spent the previous two years in the company as vice president and assistant general manager. Before that, he managed the club’s amateur scouting efforts and the MLB Draft. After ten years as the recruiting coordinator and assistant head coach at the University of Cincinnati, he moved into a scouting role for the Reds in 2009.