Re: Reds named 'Organization of the Year' by Baseball America
Traded Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger, Yasmani Grandal and Edinson Volquez to the San Diego Padres. Received Mat Latos.
Traded Ronald Torreyes (minors), Dave Sappelt and Travis Wood to the Chicago Cubs. Received Sean Marshall.
Traded Jeremy Horst to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Wilson Valdez.
Traded Juan Francisco to the Atlanta Braves. Received J.J. Hoover.
Traded Paul Janish to the Atlanta Braves. Received Todd Redmond.
Traded Donnie Joseph (minors) and J.C. Sulbaran (minors) to the Kansas City Royals. Received Jonathan Broxton.
Traded Chris Dickerson to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Jim Edmonds.
Traded Brandon Waring (minors), Ryan Freel and Justin Turner to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Ramon Hernandez and cash.
Signed Ryan Madson as a free agent.
Signed Dioner Navarro as a free agent.
Signed Ryan Ludwick as a free agent.
Signed Xavier Paul as a free agent.
Signed Ramon Hernandez as a free agent.
Signed Dontrelle Willis as a free agent.
Signed Miguel Cairo as a free agent.
Signed Jeremy Hermida as a free agent.
Signed Edgar Renteria as a free agent.
Signed Fred Lewis as a free agent.
Signed Lance Nyx as a free agent.
Signed Aroldis Chapman as a free agent.
Signed Jose Arredondo as a free agent.
Signed Jonny Gomes as a free agent.
Signed Arthur Rhodes as a free agent.
Signed David Weathers as a free agent.
Selected Alfredo Simon off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
Lots of moves. More importantly, I don't see too many outright stinkers. The Valdez for Horst deal looks bad. The signings of Fred Lewis, Jeremy Hermida, and the second signing of Miguel Cairo weren't great-- however, generally, those deals are on the periphery of the major league team. The big deals-- Rolen, Latos, Marshall, Hoover, Chapman, Ludwick-- have all either been a new positive or a net push.
For any GM over a three year period, that's a remarkable achievement, IMO.
On a side note, Jocketty's tenure as Red GM has been phenomenal in terms of finding cheap, productive players as free agents. Almost one in four work out well for the major league team. There aren't many teams that can claim that success. The trades, I kind of expected. Jocketty's well-known for making good trades and has been for two decades.
The free agent list surprised me. There are five guys on that list who had All-Star or near All-Star seasons with the Reds after signing. Three resurrected careers. And the majority of them contributed positively.
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Last edited by Scrap Irony; 12-03-2012 at 01:07 PM.