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Thread: Should Wayne Krivsky's contract be extended?

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    Should Wayne Krivsky's contract be extended?

    With seemingly nearly everyone behind the Francisco Cordero and Josh Hamilton-for-Edinson Volquez trade, it seems that everyone can agree that Wayne Krivsky has had a great year. With his contract set to run out after this year, do you think his past year of success was enough to get his contract extended?

    I think so. I'm not sure if I would do it right now, but maybe sometime in July or August.

    As a whole, I've been pretty impressed with the work Wayne Krivsky has did in his roughly two years as the Reds general manager. Yes the Kearns/Lopez trade was bad and the Mike Stanton signing was bad, but IMO the positives outweigh the negatives.

    Positives:

    -Signing Adam Dunn to a 2-year extension with an option for 2008, which he later picked up.

    -Trading Wily Mo Pena for Bronson Arroyo.

    -Extending Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo's contracts well below market for four more years.

    -Picked up Jon Coutlangus for nothing.

    -Acquired Jeff Keppinger again for nearly nothing.

    -Signing Scott Hatteberg.

    -Picking up David Ross for next to nothing.

    -Trading Jeff Stevens for Brandon Phillips.

    -Picking up Jared Burton and Josh Hamilton via the Rule 5 draft for pocket change.

    -Very solid 2007 draft. I am very high on several of his picks.

    -Acquired Kyle Lohse for Zach Ward and turned around and traded Lohse for Matt Maloney, who is a better prospect than Ward.

    -Trading Josh Hamilton for Edinson Volquez.

    -Signing Francisco Cordero.

    Negatives:

    -Traded Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez for Gary Majewski and Billy Bray.

    -Signed Mike Stanton and Juan Castro plus a few other older veterans.

    -Passed on Tim Lincecum for Drew Stubbs in the 2006 baseball draft.

    I may be forgetting a couple so correct me if I did. In my opinion Wayne Krivsky has did a pretty solid job since becoming the Reds GM nearly two years ago, but it's been the past year that has really caught my eye. I think he is worthy of a contract extension, if not right now, but definitely sometime during the summer.
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 12-26-2007 at 11:14 AM.


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