Originally Posted by mth123
I'm not really sure much has changed, except that Jocketty brought in Bavasi which may be a bigger long term negative than anything Krivsky did.
The problem with Jocketty is that his moves suggest that he's way too formulaic with the speed and defense thing, overlooking quality players that don't fit whatever his dreamy little model is. I always had the feeling with WK that at least he understood that value was most important, just that sometimes he couldn't help himself and went overboard with the contracts, desperate to win now. Both amount to the same thing, you don't maximize your talent, but WK's problem seemed less philosophical, more execution. He just needed more patience, which meant there was hope. For Jocketty, it's fundamental. He's not going to change because he's old school, and that's a big problem.