Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Maybe because he's been horrible in his tenure with the Reds? Scott Rolen is the best player Jocketty has acquired, and it took a lot to acquire him. Krivsky acquired talents like Brandon Phillips, Bronson Arroyo, and Josh Hamilton for next to nothing. Someone give me a call when Jocketty does something similar. I'd take Dan O'Brien over Jocketty at this point.
So b/c Krivsky acquired guys like Phillips, Arroyo and Hamilton for pennies on the dollar, that has what to do with Jocketty?
Jocketty's stuck with Krivsky's team, who was stuck with O'Brien's team. At least Jocketty's shown to have a plan to improve the defense, to which I give him credit. He didn't retain Adam Dunn, which I didn't like, but he did what he felt he had to do in order to begin to improve the Reds. Now if Jocketty could go out and get some pitching to go with the improved defense, we might have something, since right now our offense sucks something awful.
The only things I'd change in Jocketty's tenure is to have kept Adam Dunn to have some offense to go with Votto, Phillips and now Rolen, and I wouldn't have traded Freel for Hernandez, as I don't like the Hernandez addition, although I liked him moving Freel. I also wouldn't have signed Willy Taveras nor Mike Lincoln. The rest I'm strangely ok with.
I'm just hoping Jocketty can get creative and add some pitching to this team.
I like Jocketty more than Krivsky, and I easily like them both more than O'Brien.