Originally Posted by CardsFanBob
I must say, though, from what I understand, Jocketty was stripped of draft decisions the last several years, per owner Bill DeWitt. He instead put Jeff Luhnow (now GM of the Astros) and Mozeliak in charge of those last couple of drafts, which have really made up most of the current team.
Little bit of info.
GM's never make draft day decisions. Ever.
They hire guys like Luhnow, and Buckley (Reds head of player development) who make all the decisions in draft day. Has been that way forever.
Jim Bowden talks about one draft, when he wanted to draft Tim Costo, but the head of the draft wanted to pick Dan Wilson. Bowden said he picked Dan Wilson, because that's what he paid the draft guy for, to make that decision.