As he did in stl. Once again. Parallels. One day johnny cueto and latos are gonna cost close to 20mil a piece. Alot of these reds are.gonna get real expensive. Especially when you really want to sign someone but you cant because youre paying 38 yr old votto 26 mil per.
Jocketty can learn from his time in st louis and make sure he keeps a strong organizational base or he can start signing aging and underperforming players, hoping they have a rennaissance, like he started doing after '05.
Hoping he doesnt do the latter twice is something reds fans should agree with
I'm a big Jocketty fan -- have generally given him As on the little grade 'em polls we do here, but I do appreciate Salukifan's perspective here. What Jocketty has done recently is similar to what he did in St. Louis, and it's true that the Cards' farm dried up. In the end, I'm not that concerned. Peaks and vallies happen, and the Reds' window will not be open forever. The question becomes, has he built an organization that can avoid going into another long swoon, whenever fortunes change?