I'll give him an A.
Everything the guy has touched has turned to gold. Let's take a look at his transactions.
1.) Signed 1B Scott Hatteberg.
Hatteberg has been a big surprise since signing with the Reds in February, hitting .293/.400/.440 in 180 total plate appearances. His walk total(27 bb/13 k) doubles his strikeout rate. You can't ask for much more out of a guy making 750,00 dollars.
2.) Signed Adam Dunn to a 2-year contract extension with an option for a third year.
Locked up the franchise player to a long term deal. Dunn is once again OPSing well over .900 and cranking home runs out of the park at a 50 HR pace. Another great move.
3.) Traded Wily Mo Pena for Bronson Arroyo.
Dealt a strength(OF) for a weakness(starting pitching). Bronson Arroyo is putting up Cy Young caliber numbers at a cheap price. The Reds would be no where near where they are right now without Bronson Arroyo in the rotation. Again, fastastic move.
4.) Traded Bobby Basham for David Ross.
Ross has become the personal catcher for Arroyo, and has shocked just about everyone by OPSing just a tick under 1.100 in just over 70 plate appearances. He won't continue hitting at the pace he is, but when all is said and done he will have an above average OPS for a catcher. Again, great pickup.
5.) Traded PTBNL or cash to Indians for Brandon Phillips.
Like the Arroyo trade, the trade for Phillips has to (so far) go down as one of the best moves of the year by any GM. Phillips always had the potential to be a great player, and he has finally began to show it under the Reds. Phillips' .808 OPS is the 4th best among major league second basemen, believe it or not. Perhaps his biggest impact has come in the field where he ranks second among all MLB second basemen with a .883 zone rating. His baserunning abilites have also been a big shot in the arm(11-for-11 in stolen base attempts).
6.) Traded Ben Kozlowski for Cody Ross.
Acquired a solid 4th outfielder for Triple-A fodder...
7.) Traded Cody Ross to Marlins for PTBNL.
Soon after acquiring Ross, he dealt him to Florida for a PTBNL. If the Reds get anything decent in return, well, they win this trade.
8.) Traded 26-year old Single-A reliever Kyle Edens for Esteban Yan.
Edens has no future in the majors, Yan has a good arm and is worth taking a chance on. Only one run allowed through his first four innings with the Reds makes this an early win for the Reds. Even if Yan flops this trade will go down as an even trade.
9.) Signed draft-and-follow prospect Milton Loo.
Krivsky and company did something the previous regime couldn't do - they signed Milton Loo and added another bat to a thin farm system. What's not to like here?
The only thing holding me back from giving Wayne an A+ is Rick White still being on the roster. He should be gone yesterday.
How do you rate Wayne Krivsky's frst four months on the job?