Jocketty won't be Reds GM
Krivsky, in last year of deal, still Castellini's man
BY JOHN FAY
Ever since Walt Jocketty was dismissed as the general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, there's been speculation that he might end up with the Reds.
That's not the case, or at least he's not going to replace current GM Wayne Krivsky.
"Wayne Krivsky is our GM. Period," CEO Bob Castellini said Monday through a spokesman.
Castellini knows Jocketty from the time Castellini spent as a limited partner with the Cardinals.
Castellini's statement leaves open the possibility that Jocketty could join the organization in some other capacity.
Krivsky has one year remaining on his contract. The club is 152-172 in his two years as general manager.
The Reds went 80-82 in his first year, but slipped this year.
Krivsky has steadily moved more and more of his people into place. Six of the first seven people listed in the baseball department came in on Krivsky's watch.
The club fired eight player development people, including two of the top three, in September.
The Reds are in the process of filling those jobs.