01.30.06

Arbuckle’s Fat Chances For Reds’ GM Job

Posted in Baseball at 11:36 am by

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Paul Hagen writes that Phillies assistant GM Mike Arbuckle will be interviewed this week for Cincinnati’s GM vacancy.

Arbuckle, 55, has been with the Phillies since October 1992 and has received high marks for his role in rebuilding what had been a moribund farm system.

The early inside track is believed to belong to Minnesota Twins assistant general manager Wayne Krivsky. He was the runner-up to Dan O’Brien 2 years ago and it has been reported that chief operating officer John Allen preferred Krivsky at the time but was overruled by Carl Lindner.

The LA Times’ Bill Shaikin reports on an unfortunate, and as of yet, not very lucrative case of cybersquating :

For sale: The domain name http://www.losangelesangelsofanaheim.com .

Terry Notko, a Laguna Hills businessman, spent $8.95 to register the name in November 2004. The Angels changed their name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim two months later, and Notko hoped he could cash in. But the Angels had no interest in buying the name, and he declined a $1,000 offer from the agency that controls major league websites.

After reserving the site for more than a year without providing any content, Notko is selling the domain name on EBay, starting today. He said he would share proceeds with Hope University, an Anaheim school that offers art, music, dance and drama training to developmentally disabled adults.

Notko said his decision to sell was not prompted by the trial between the Angels and the city of Anaheim. If the city has its way, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim name could disappear within weeks, but Notko said he did not believe that prospect would dissuade potential bidders for the domain name.

“It could be a collectors’ item,” he said.

One Response to “Arbuckle’s Fat Chances For Reds’ GM Job”

  1. Chuck Meehan says:

    Arbuckle gets “high marks”?…Only if one ignores or overlooks the fact that since 1992, the Phillies have drafted and developed only 3 pitchers that could be considered better than a 4th starter (Randy Wolf, Brett Myers and Adam Eaton). Reds fans should hope that their pitching starved team takes this into account.

Leave a Reply