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    Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

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    Forget about the possibility of a Tony La Russa-Walt Jocketty reunion in Arizona.
    Jocketty, completing the final year of his contract with the Reds, is expected to remain the team's general manager, according to major-league sources.

    There never has been indication that Jocketty wants to leave Cincinnati, or that owner Bob Castellini wants him out.

    Jocketty, 63, will need to navigate the team through a challenging juncture; all of the Reds' starting pitchers but Homer Bailey are eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, and at least one is expected to be traded this winter.
    By staying with the Reds, Jocketty would agree to perform the necessary restructuring and take another shot once first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips are healthy next season.

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    I was hoping they would go with someone more inclined to use metrics when making decisions. Somebody who's recognized the trends in the game and willing to adapt, or someone with experience navigating a team with a limited payroll in a small market.

    Oh well, I guess it could be worse.

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Glad to see it, guy has done nothing but win where ever he has been. Bad luck with injuries this year, we will bounce back next year.

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Walt may be back but this will be an important offseason for him. If he doesn't make enough good moves and the Reds don't make the playoffs next year I doubt he'll be the Reds gm in 2016.

    It's up to him. I've been critical of some things he's done and hasn't done but hopefully he DOES have a good offseason for the Reds sake.
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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Meh, most likely wouldn't have cared for Castellini's choice of replacement anyhow. Maybe this train wreck of a season will spur Walt and (especially) Castellini to address the lingering issues on this roster. Wouldn't bet the duplex, but one can hope.
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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Meh, most likely wouldn't have cared fot Castellini's choice of replacement anyhow. Maybe this train wreck of a season will spur Walt and (especially) Castellini to address the lingering issues on this roster. Wouldn't bet the duplex, but one can hope.
    I feel the same way. Cast doesn;t strike me as the type to go to a younger metric minded GM. He'd reach into the organization and pull out a Bavasi.
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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Oh... Walt Jocketty is the GM still?

    I thought the spot was vacant.

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    I understand why Walt will never act as viscerally as we fans would, but it occurred to me that in July alone, the Cardinals traded for John Lackey, Corey Littrell and Justin Masterson and signed A.J. Pierzynski. When Molina went down, they got Pierzynski.

    But then, is that a good thing?

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Did someone have to wake up Walt to tell him the news?
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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    Did someone have to wake up Walt to tell him the news?
    Absolutely not. Orders were only to wake him if he was not going to be re-upped. If the status quo remains, he requests not to be disturbed.

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Meh, most likely wouldn't have cared fot Castellini's choice of replacement anyhow. Maybe this train wreck of a season will spur Walt and (especially) Castellini to address the lingering issues on this roster. Wouldn't bet the duplex, but one can hope.
    This is said like the Reds have a ton of issues with the roster. I think LF is the big obvious one we can all agree on but outside of that I don't see a ton of issues. I know a lot of people want to see an upgrade at SS but I think that will be far more difficult than people realize.

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    I think everyone realizes how difficult it would be to upgrade SS, doesn't mean it's impossible, and doesn't mean it shouldn't be addressed.

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    This is said like the Reds have a ton of issues with the roster. I think LF is the big obvious one we can all agree on but outside of that I don't see a ton of issues. I know a lot of people want to see an upgrade at SS but I think that will be far more difficult than people realize.
    Never meant in any way that there were tons of problems (numerically) by any means. Moreso that the problems they do have (wasting resources on LF, SS, the bullpen and bench on inferior options) have been allowed to fester for far too long and (could) should have been addressed two years ago.

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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    I was hoping they would go with someone more inclined to use metrics when making decisions. Somebody who's recognized the trends in the game and willing to adapt, or someone with experience navigating a team with a limited payroll in a small market.

    Oh well, I guess it could be worse.
    I really don't think Jocketty is out of touch with the newest stats, at least not compared to most other GM's or likely GM candidates.
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    Re: Jocketty Expected To Remain Reds GM-Per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I understand why Walt will never act as viscerally as we fans would, but it occurred to me that in July alone, the Cardinals traded for John Lackey, Corey Littrell and Justin Masterson and signed A.J. Pierzynski. When Molina went down, they got Pierzynski.

    But then, is that a good thing?
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