Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Like I said, even if you want to roll with the unlikely theory that it was a brilliant trade it was still one of only three substantively good moves over that extended period of 4 seasons. It doesn't change the narrative that Jocketty was largely inactive for a long time.
Making moves is not the same thing as making progress.
Jocketty chose the latter.
What cost him in the press (and with some overactive fans), he made up in the standings.