Originally Posted by redsmetz
Well the press conference is over. Some thoughts
Did Castellini not look absolutely exhausted? And he jumped some reporters tailend for including the previous ownerships GM changes in with his. He was harsh there.
Several times, I heard Jockety talk about delegating jobs. He said it enough times that it makes me think this may have been an issue.
I like Jockety's demeanor. I hope he doesn't empty the icebox too much.
Walt Jocketty is a great interview and consummate professional. He could sell property in North Dakota.
The team is in very capable hands with Walt.
However, I greatly dislike that this was carried out in the way it was. Stability matters, particularly when the Reds have as many arms as they do in as fluid a position as they are. I'd hate to see a massive turnover in development positions--coaches, advisers in the minors--in mid-stream like this.
Obviously, I'm very heartened that Jocketty & Co. will be running this year's draft. And I'm very happy that, more than likely, the strategy of dancing around the margins to find talent will be eschewed for the method of cutting straight to the talent that you need to accumulate to win at the MLB level.