Reds' Williams resigns as head of baseball ops

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Dick Williams has resigned as the Cincinnati Reds‘ president of baseball operations after nearly 15 years with the team.

Williams cited spending time with his family as one of the primary reasons for his resignation.

The Reds said Nick Krall will remain in his current role as the team’s vice president and general manager.

“I don’t expect everyone to understand my choice, but my situation is unique,” Williams said, according to MLB.com. “I have a family business — other than the Reds — that also means a lot to me. I have four young kids that I need to spend more time with. I have had an exhilarating 15 years, and we have given our teams some great opportunities to win it all.”

The Reds announced Williams’ resignation Wednesday, one week after being eliminated by the Atlanta Braves in the National League wild-card round — their first postseason appearance in seven years.

Williams will take a position with his aforementioned family business, North American Properties, according to the Reds.

“The ultimate prize has eluded us, and I harbor more disappointment than anybody can possibly imagine, but I have thrived on the

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