Wayne's tenure as GM as obviously been one of a few highs and just as many, if not more lows. Since last offseason, there have been many different feelings expressed. Some have said "Give him until the ASB." Others, "Give him until the deadline." Others want him to have another year or more. So, I pose this question to you:
How much longer does Wayne have, in your eyes, to really get this team headed in the right direction?
I would venture to guess that most of you already know I think he should have been shown the door already. My feeling is that this team needed (and still needs) a nice overhaul, bringing some much needed young pitching into the organization. I haven't seen this happen. I haven't seen pitching be the highest priority in the two drafts Wayne has overseen. I haven't seen, for whatever reason, pitching be of any priority in the FA market last season. Because of these reasons, I am completely unsure how Wayne thinks he can acquire the pitching to compete in the National League. Most of his attempts to bring pitching into Cincy have failed miserably. For this team to have any shot in the Central, he needs to step up in the pitching market.
So since he is still here, I'm going to say that my new personal deadline for Krivsky is July 1st. By that time, we will have a good feeling of how the '08 pitching staff is faring and we will have seen what he did in the 2008 amateur draft. We will also have seen another few months of Stubbs, Watson and other Wayne draftees.
Until then, I will be waiting to see how this offseason goes.
So what's your PKD (Personal Krivsky Deadline)?