Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
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.
If you believe that there is a "clear" argument that Jocketty failed to improve the team, make it. If you have a 2008-2011 move that should have been made, identify it; it shouldn't be hard with the benefit of hindsight.
Me, I would argue that no organization in baseball has grown stronger, top to bottom, from 2008 to 2012 than the Reds. A large part of that is Jocketty figuring out which parts of the garden to nourish, which to prune, and which to replace.