Shot across the bow
Wayne Krivsky was clearly uncomfortable earlier this afternoon facing a throng of reporters to discuss the aftermath of Gary Majewski's injury.
The bottom line is he isn't sure yet what the MLB procedure is for grievances in this case, but it sounds like the Reds are checking into it. The Reds clearly feel like information was withheld here, but Krivsky bent over backwards not to take a direct shot at Jim Bowden and the Nationals.
He said he called Bowden this morning but had not heard back from him as of 5 p.m. or so.
Krivsky then was asked whether he would stop dealing with Bowden in the future and the floodgates opened. I'll run the whole quote and let it speak for itself.
"This doesn't preclude doing future business," said Krivsky. "I don't like eliminating talent pools. I don't like eliminating teams. Hopefully, people feel like when they're dealing with us they're dealing straight-up. I want people to feel like they're being dealt with honestly. For me, Wayne Krivsky talking, your credibility is paramount not only with (the media) but with other teams and the fans and ownership. You lose your credibility, you're done in this business. You better treat people right and treat them the way you want to be treated, or you're not going to be as effective a general manager, farm director, scouting director, scout. To me, that's a pretty big thing right there."