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Tommyjohn25
04-27-2008, 09:55 PM
Heard from someone in chat today (I think it may have been Matt) that Jocketty scheduled a "big" meeting between himself, Baker, and some other FO personnel tomorrow. If true, what do you make of it? I think the obvious move is the Coffey/Bray switcheroo, but could there be more? My gut feeling? The obvious Bray/Coffey move and....Bruce gets the call. There I said it.

Any other "gut" feelings on this out there?

HokieRed
04-27-2008, 10:09 PM
I would think such a meeting is exactly what everybody would expect in an organization that makes an attempt to keep lines of communication open. I don't think I'd read anything specific regarding player transactions into it.

redsmetz
04-27-2008, 10:10 PM
It's not a "rumored" meeting. It's been reported and Marty mentioned it today too.

Here's from yesterday's Enquirer:


I've got some (Reds front-office people) coming into St. Louis. I'm being brought up to speed on a lot of things."

Tommyjohn25
04-27-2008, 10:10 PM
I would think such a meeting is exactly what everybody would expect in an organization that makes an attempt to keep lines of communication open. I don't think I'd read anything specific regarding player transactions into it.

But that's no fun! :cool:

deltachi8
04-27-2008, 10:10 PM
Just a guess but...

Walt is bringing the coffee and Dusty the bagels.

Tommyjohn25
04-27-2008, 10:12 PM
Just a guess but...

Walt is bringing the coffee and Dusty the bagels.

No way. Dusty will totally bring donuts.

Chip R
04-27-2008, 10:15 PM
No way. Dusty will totally bring donuts.


I'm sure he'll be bringing the toothpicks. ;)

GAC
04-27-2008, 10:16 PM
It's probably to decide who gets Krivsky's parking spot. ;)

LINEDRIVER
04-27-2008, 10:20 PM
Just a guess but...

Walt is bringing the coffee and Dusty the bagels.

Just wondering.....

What will Marty bring to the meeting?

Would Marty prefer that the meeting take place before OR after he plays golf? ;)

TOBTTReds
04-27-2008, 10:35 PM
Just wondering.....

What will Marty bring to the meeting?

Would Marty prefer that the meeting take place before OR after he plays golf? ;)

Guessing it would be scheduled during his round of golf.

red-in-la
04-27-2008, 10:41 PM
Just wondering.....

What will Marty bring to the meeting?

Would Marty prefer that the meeting take place before OR after he plays golf? ;)

His hairdresser?

Wheelhouse
04-28-2008, 12:07 PM
My guess is that the conclusion reached at the meeting is that they must trade Ken Griffey Jr. immediately for these five reasons:
1) They have a top young RF (Bruce) who is ready now.
2) They need to see how Adam Dunn performs without Griffey on the team before making a decision on Dunn. Without Griffey you simply bat Dunn in the best spot in the order for him, and that may be 3rd.
3) Every day you don't trade him, you risk injury and being stuck with the $4MM buyout.
4) Griffey is less likely to accept a trade if the Reds are closer to first place.
5) He has slightly more trade value before he has reached 600 HRs. It would be a terrific PR splash for Seattle if they had Jr. hit that plateau on their team.

That's my #1 priority if I'm GM.

Unassisted
04-28-2008, 12:11 PM
I will be amazed if anything momentous or as granular as specific player moves is on the agenda for this meeting. It's probably more about making sure that everyone is on the same page with Jocketty and setting up some new procedures about information-sharing.

corkedbat
04-28-2008, 12:15 PM
Just wondering.....

What will Marty bring to the meeting?

Would Marty prefer that the meeting take place before OR after he plays golf? ;)

An intolerable air of smugness?

RedlegJake
04-28-2008, 12:18 PM
My guess is that the conclusion reached at the meeting is that they must trade Ken Griffey Jr. immediately ..............
That's my #1 priority if I'm GM.

That's crazy. I'd bet any amount of money no discussion like that even came close. Remember WJ was blocked from high level meetings...this was probably more "meet the chief" and general in nature.


I will be amazed if anything momentous or as granular as specific player moves is on the agenda for this meeting. It's probably more about making sure that everyone is on the same page with Jocketty and setting up some new procedures about information-sharing.

Exactly.

TOBTTReds
04-28-2008, 12:22 PM
That's crazy. I'd bet any amount of money no discussion like that even came close. Remember WJ was blocked from high level meetings...this was probably more "meet the chief" and general in nature.


Says who and when?

RFS62
04-28-2008, 12:24 PM
He's probably giving them the "coffee's for closers" speech right now.

westofyou
04-28-2008, 12:24 PM
I will be amazed if anything momentous or as granular as specific player moves is on the agenda for this meeting. It's probably more about making sure that everyone is on the same page with Jocketty and setting up some new procedures about information-sharing.

Before the Reds move the earth they need to get all the new principals in the room, and this is that moment... as UA said, hardly earthshattering

westofyou
04-28-2008, 12:25 PM
That's crazy.

Yes it is a big bucket of misguided, is it not?

Joseph
04-28-2008, 12:26 PM
Wait, you mean every waking moment isn't spent on how to rid this team of Griffey, Dunn, Coffey, Majewski, and anyone else the fans don't like at the moment?

Fire everyone until we can find someone to run it like its a fantasy league team!

Tommyjohn25
04-28-2008, 12:28 PM
Wait, you mean every waking moment isn't spent on how to rid this team of Griffey, Dunn, Coffey, Majewski, and anyone else the fans don't like at the moment?

Fire everyone until we can find someone to run it like its a fantasy league team!

Well, it is Monday. That's fantasy day!! :p:

GoReds
04-28-2008, 12:30 PM
Before the Reds move the earth they need to get all the new principals in the room, and this is that moment... as UA said, hardly earthshattering

Yes, but WITH the principals in the room, there really isn't a better time to evaluate the makeup of the team and explore possibilities.

Unassisted
04-28-2008, 12:34 PM
Yes, but WITH the principals in the room, there really isn't a better time to evaluate the makeup of the team and explore possibilities.Jocketty was just handed the keys to the car. Since he's a smart and experienced driver, he's reading the owner's manual to figure out what the buttons and knobs do. It'll be a while longer before he takes it down to the garage and starts swapping out parts. I think the "principals" in the back seat would rightfully be worried if he did those steps in reverse order.

Az Red
04-28-2008, 12:51 PM
What right handed bat can be acquired for Hatte.

princeton
04-28-2008, 01:02 PM
I'd imagine that this meeting will be about how the team is playing, what it needs, where those needs might be found (other major league teams as well as Reds' farm), and possibly about what can be dealt.

any talks about Jr and Dunn for 2009 will wait for now.

WebScorpion
04-28-2008, 04:27 PM
I think they're prolly just going to sit around and tell Wayne Krivsky horror stories. :p:

knuckler
04-28-2008, 04:46 PM
I don't expect any major moves until June as the trade deadline approaches. It takes two to deal, and other teams just aren't ready to do that in April.

Always Red
04-28-2008, 05:20 PM
It took the entire brain trust to decide to send down Coffey and bring up Bill Bray, eh? ;)