Get excited, Reds Country! The Cincinnati Reds elevated Nick Krall from general manger to president of baseball operations.
In the grand scheme of things, Reds fans aren't going to see much in terms of how the business side of things works. Krall had been the top decision maker for Cincinnati since Dick Williams left after the 2020 season and will continue in a very similar role.
Assistant GM Brad Meador, who, like Krall, has been with the organization for quite some time, will take over as the Reds General Manager moving forward.
Nick Krall receives much deserved promotion after Reds' young talent shines
Nick Krall's promotion to Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations also comes with a contract extension according to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic. Krall declined to comment on the length of his new deal, but you can be sure that he received a bump in pay as well.
With some front office vacancies popping open in recent days, elevating Krall and Brad Meador will help the Reds maintain continuity in their front office for years to come.
Since taking over as the head of baseball ops following Dick Williams departure, Krall has been at the helm for some key trades over the last few years. Spencer Steer, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Brandon Williamson, Noelvi Marte, and Connor Phillips were all brought to the organization after Krall took the reins.
Those mentioned, plus a host of other young players, are a big reason why the future looks incredibly bright for the Cincinnati Reds. After losing 100 games in 2022, the Reds will have a winning record and are still in the playoff hunt with only two days left in the 2023 regular season.
The leadership is in place in Cincinnati, as the Reds agreed to a three-year contract extension with manager David Bell earlier this season. The cohesiveness of an organization is crucial to long-term success. The Reds are well positioned in that area.