Re: Reds named 'Organization of the Year' by Baseball America
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
OK. He brought in some roster filler and some short-term fixes. He inherited a strong system and didn't screw things up.
I don't think anyone is complaining about the current state of the franchise. I am a fan of Walt Jocketty. My comments in this post were in response to post #7 where it was said that those people who were claiming at this time a year ago that Jocketty had been asleep at the switch during his first four seasons were off base. Clearly there was in fact a strong argument to be made that Jocketty had failed to improve the team during his first 4 seasons due largely to a lack of activity. The team had glaring holes each year that were not filled with adequate options. In 2012 he was finally able to add Latos, Marshall, Ludwick, Paul and Broxton to the solid core of the team that was here when he took over and help launch the Reds to the top of the league. These were the types of moves that people had been clamouring for since Jocketty took over. He finally took action and did a great job.
I see where you're coming from (even agree with pieces of it). Yet I don't think it makes a lot of sense to take that stance and then fret over the Rolen trade. If anything, the desire for Walt to be more aggressive (mostly prior to the 2011 season) would mean more crazy brilliant, immediate payoff deals like the one he made for Rolen.
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