Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I see no reason to ding him for the "mistake" of winning a World Series. He's drafted very well, as evidenced by the WAR of his players now playing across mlb. I also believe you're being incredibly harsh in assessing Jocketty's tenure as the Cardinal GM.
No GM hits on every draft. All GMs make mistakes. Jocketty typically makes less mistakes than just about any other GM in baseball.
Let me get this straight, the cardinals 90 and 88 win teams that won the WS and made the NLCS this past year were teams built on luck, but the 83 win team with the lineup of:
C: Molina: Back when he still couldn't hit
2B: Ronnie Belliard
SS: David Eckstein
3B: An inneffective scott rolen
LF: Chris Duncan
CF: An over the hill Jim Edmonds
RF: Scott Spezio/So Taguchi/ Preston Wilson
was a great collection of talent because Jocketty was at the Helm? That team was the WORST TO EVER win a WS.
And again, i'm critically assessing his ability to draft/develop young talent in the STL organization from 2000- 2007.