Re: How long will Walt's honeymoon last?
Depends. This is an organization in need of a shakeup. Most of the more expendable parts are free-agents-to-be and/or have litle value. If Dunn, Junior and Arroyo are gone there will be some financial flexibility and there may be a useful starter or two within the Reds reach.
At a minimum, this team needs to add a starting C and a solid OF bat who can also play soild D (can be a corner or CF). The bench needs to be re-vmaped wityh ore punch too (at least one solid bat from each side) and an all-around SS would be welcome (but not as high a priority, IMO). Another solid reliever is always handy for competition, but will become a necessity if Affeldt & Lincoln aren't re-upped.
I think Jocketty has at least three years in Castellini's eyes, but for the restless fanbase, I think the look of the roster come the start of Spring Training will be a watershed.
How wisely WJ spends in FA and how he is able to acquire talent without creating new holes in the young nucleus of this team by then will determine the length of the honeymoon.