Originally Posted by backbencher
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.
The team progressed despite him not doing anything. That means he is not responsible for the progress.
As I said earlier, nobody wanted him to make moves just for the sake of making moves. It is reasonable to expect a good GM to find/create/manufacture ways to improve the team. Other teams were able to do it over the same timespan. For a long time Jocketty couldn't do it.