Re: Jocketty remains quiet about trade plans
I think the Reds have failed to make the necessary bold moves to restructure the major league team. They now face losing Griffey and Dunn with no real return and no obvious plan for replacing them with high level players. The Reds have made major league moves over the years, but they always are piecemeal, adding a piece here, subtracting a piece here. You never get the feeling that the team is being re-structured to fit the GM's vision.
Starting with this trade deadline, still another GM, Jocketty, will have the ability to change the ballclub in a significant way. We'll see if he does over the next seven or eight monts. He has two advantages -- first, a good track record, and second, Dunn and Griffey are free agents so he can't just tread water with them.
If in 2009 it's the same team with a new relief pitcher or a new fifth starter or a couple of good utility players signed to minor league deals, it may be time to tune out.
Last edited by Kc61; 07-09-2008 at 11:48 AM.