Originally Posted by TheNext44
I think Jocketty is a fine fit for a rebuilding process. He did a great job rebuilding the Cardinals, who had gone 53-61 the year before he got there, and 62-81 in his first year. They went to the Playoffs his second year, but then fell on hard times the next three years, going 231-254, before bouncing back with winning seasons 8 of the next 9 years (9 of 10 counting this year).
The fact that the Cards were successful under him for so long, should not count against his "rebuilding" skills.
No argument on Dusty.
What you say about Jocketty is correct. But he also had a much better, and more stable, ownership situation in St. Louis.