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    Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    That reminds me of an old Bill Cosby routine where a cocaine user explains to Bill that he uses the drug because it accentuates the user's personality. Bill responds by asking, "But what if you're an @sshole?".

    The jury is still out for me on Krivsky but the extensions last week have raised his stock I think.
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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Right. Decisive and wrong? That's not somebody I'd want running my business.
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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Cummings View Post
    Right. Decisive and wrong? That's not somebody I'd want running my business.
    Seems Bob C thinks differently.

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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    I have a feeling that some of this may be meant in context, context being Wayne Krivsky's predecessor.
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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I have a feeling that some of this may be meant in context, context being Wayne Krivsky's predecessor.

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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Cummings View Post
    Right. Decisive and wrong? That's not somebody I'd want running my business.
    Some of the moves he has made have been decisive and right too. I think it's unfair to base who you would want running your business on one descision and one year of work. I'm willing to weigh the good vs. the bad before passing judgement.

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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    DanO made Hamlet look like a reactionary.
    Well spoken Chip,


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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    What I read into Bob C.'S comments are those of a man who accesses the balance of a man's work. Simply put Wayne K did everything within his means to help the Red's compete. 8 wins in the first 9 games after the trade could have made this team confident but alas the bats went silent . It was a move that to me personally I reserve judgment on. My only teeth Gnashing moment was passing up Lincecum for Stubbs so far. That is yet to be long term determined yet also.
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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    What I read into Bob C.'S comments are those of a man who accesses the balance of a man's work. Simply put Wayne K did everything within his means to help the Red's compete. 8 wins in the first 9 games after the trade could have made this team confident but alas the bats went silent . It was a move that to me personally I reserve judgment on. My only teeth Gnashing moment was passing up Lincecum for Stubbs so far. That is yet to be long term determined yet also.
    And that may be more of a reflection of WK delegating the draft duties to Chris Buckley...

    I wonder if he'll do the same this year, or if he'll be more involved.
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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I have the same problem as O'Brien had. You can spend forever waiting to do something because you want it to be exactly right. In the meantime, nothing gets done. While your decisions, on balance, still need to be good ones, there is value in decisiveness itself.

    Good direction is useless without movement. While ideally you have movement in the right direction, at least with movement in general you have a chance of stumbling in the right direction.

    Does anybody care if win 65 games instead of 82 if we still miss the playoffs every year?

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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I have the same problem as O'Brien had. You can spend forever waiting to do something because you want it to be exactly right. In the meantime, nothing gets done. While your decisions, on balance, still need to be good ones, there is value in decisiveness itself.

    Good direction is useless without movement. While ideally you have movement in the right direction, at least with movement in general you have a chance of stumbling in the right direction.
    That's exactly how I look at it. With the key caveat that your decisions have to be, on ballence, good ones. The more decisive you are means more decisions and more chance, frankly, of being right and moving an orgization ahead. Sitting around waiting for the "perfect move" results mostly in sitting around and in very few perfect moves.
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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    This is one of the most frustrating quotes I've seen in quite awhile:

    "The criticism he received on the Washington trade is fine," Castellini said. "It showed people cared. But we thought it was a good trade. He was going to bolster up that bullpen. Matter of fact, it did turn out that way. If you take a look at what happened last year, we had a great season in many respects. But probably the thing that hurt us the most were our bats slowing down the last four or five weeks."

    Am I reading this right? Bob C sez, and I paraphrase...

    1) It's okay that the trade has been criticized because it means the team still has fans

    Yes it does, long suffering ones who wonder "why, why why?!"

    2) The trade was meant to upgrade the bullpen.

    That point has been made, yes, we know.

    3) It did upgrade the bullpen.

    That, Bob, is debatable. Very debatable. If we got anything out of the bullpen, it was on the arms of Weathers, Coffey, Guardado, and Schoenweiss... none of whom were even part of the trade.

    4) The Reds had a great season "in many respects."

    Except for all the respects that count. They were only competitive because the rest of the division was historically weak. Any other season and no one would be talking about "many respects."

    5) The lack of offense is what ultimately hurt the team's chances.

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    Re: Castellini..."Wayne Krivsky's greatest asset is his decisiveness."

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    DanO made Hamlet look like a reactionary.
    Hey DanO merely got fired....Hamlet got stuck with a poisoned blade...
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