1) Reds' bullpen ERA 3.35 since the All-Star break.
2) He has acquired starters Arroyo (29) and Lohse (27) and bullpenners Majewski (26) and Bray (24) who can not only help now and hopefully the playoffs, but for years to come.
3) Hatteberg, dollar-for-dollar, could be the best free agent signing of this season.
4) Guardado has solved the closer problem (let's hope he's better soon!) It is one thing to plug holes in a roster, it is quite another to solve a problem that your team is DESPERATE to solve. The season hung in the balance with the closer issue, and Krivsky rose to the occasion.
5) Brandon Phillips is 24. Continually makes spectacular plays. He could be the Reds SS next year and IMO would excel there. Nearly an All-Star. Obtained for nothing.
6) David Ross (29), obtained for nothing, has become one of the top hitting catchers in baseball.
7) With Phillips (over Freel or Aurilia), Aurilia (over Lopez), Hatteberg (over Dunn), Freel (over Kearns) and Castro (as a backup), the Reds defense is vastly improved. This is an overlooked aspect of the Kearns/Lopez trade: it made the defense better.
8) Total HRs hit by everyday players Krivsky has traded: 16. Team ERA 2005: 5.15, Team ERA 2006: 4.68.
9) The trades of Kearns and Lopez free up signifigant dollars to either make a large waiver trade, or free agent signings this winter.
10) A team that has not had a winning season in five years, fans who've had to suffer the egomaniacal regime of Boone/Bowden, have stable, intelligent, professional, respectful, scouting-based management. The team is 66-61, leading the wild-card, and is in a position to win the division. And it looks like an organization on the rise that we will enjoy watching for a while...