Re: Doc sez Krivsky FIRED!
I saw this at school, and needless to so I was shocked. I just didn't see this coming, not right now. It's really, really stange timing. I think everyone thought the heat was on Krivsky when Walt was hired by Cast, but if that was the overriding factor, why not just give Wayne the boot in the offseason? Even if he fired up after the 1-7 stretch, you could have pointed at it. Coming off a big win 19 games into the season? It's just strange. I'm curious to know if something happend between Krivsky and somebody with the club a night or so ago. It just come out of the left field.
As for the firing, I'm sort of indifferent. It certainly isn't as easy as the Bowden, O'Brien, Boone, Miley, or Narron firings. Krivsky did some good things, and he did some bad thing. He rebuilt 40% of the rotation, but other than that what has he made better? The offense is much worse. The bullpen is probably about the same, maybe alittle better. The defense and bench are still awful.
If there is one thing I think people are giving Krivsky too much credit for, it's the farm season. For the most part, these aren't his guys. The only thing he has done is really not mess it up. Cueto, Bruce, Bailey, Votto, and Encarnacion were all guys who were here already. He has acquire some "interesting" prospects, but he certainly has not rebuilt the Reds farm system, that goes to Dan O'Brien, Krivsky just did a good job not messing it up.
In the end, we haven't won under Krivsky. I guess nobody can defend him for that.
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