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.
-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.
-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.