Originally Posted by 757690
Don't forget Holiday, Wainwright, Lohse, Freese, Motte, Craig, Schumaker and Descalso. So pretty much the heart if the team from 2010-12.
Lets face it, Jocketty is responsible for as much if not more of the 2010-2012 Cardinals than he is for the 2010-12 Reds. 2013 will be the first year when the Reds are more his team than the Csrdinas are his team.
Holliday and Freese weren't drafted or acquired under Jocketty. Those were Mozaliak movies. Craig was drafted in 2005 and Descalso was drafted in 2007, years in which Jeff Luhnow oversaw the entire draft. 2005-2007 he was the central figure in the draft and Jocketty really had nothing to do with it. In fact, it's because the Cardinals went to the sabermetrics approach that Luhnow brought (not being associated with baseball at all and nicked named things like "the accountant"), was one of the reasons why Jocketty had conflict in the front office and eventually led to his firing.