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    REDS HIRE WALT JOCKETTY

    Joins Club As Special Advisor To President and CEO



    CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds today announced that Walt Jocketty, former Senior Vice President and General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, has joined the organization as Special Advisor to President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini.



    Jocketty will advise and assist Castellini in every facet of baseball operations, including matters related to the front office, Major League field and support personnel, scouting and minor league and international operations along with training and medical services.



    "We are fortunate to be able to add to our baseball department someone who has had as much success in the game as Walt. Clearly, he is a proven winner and his experience will be invaluable to me and to our entire organization," Castellini said. "He wants to keep his hand in baseball this season. When you have the chance to hire someone with his credentials, you have to take advantage of that opportunity. We're doing everything we can to improve our franchise."



    A 33-year veteran of professional baseball, including the last 13 with St. Louis as general manager, Jocketty's Cardinals teams went to the playoffs seven times. He won the National League Central Division six times and the 2001 NL Wild Card while earning two National League championships and the 2006 World Series title. The Cardinals have produced winning seasons in seven of the last eight years.



    While general manager in St. Louis, Jocketty was named Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year by The Sporting News in 2000 and 2004 and by Baseball America in 2000. In 2004, he also received the Rube Foster Legacy Award from the Negro Hall of Fame as National League Executive of the Year.



    Jocketty said, "I look forward to the challenge of helping Bob and the entire Reds organization continue to develop a plan to build a consistent and winning baseball team in Cincinnati."

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    Jocketty Hired, role unknown

    Per the radio station 1530 Homer

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    Re: Walt Jocketty on board

    Call me impressed...

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    Sweet Sassy Molassy!!!!
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    Re: Jocketty Hired, advisory role...for now

    Beat me by a few seconds there Matty, not surprised.

    I'm also not surprised they did it.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
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    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

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    Watch your back, Krivsky...somebody just lit a fire under your butt.
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    Ka-BOOM!
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    Re: Jocketty Hired, advisory role...for now

    Now that's more like it.

    Awfully hard to knock this offseason.

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    The clock on Krivsky's expiration date is ticking much quicker now.
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    Re: Jocketty Hired, advisory role...for now

    OldRed1966 is well connected!

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    Re: Jocketty Hired, advisory role...for now

    Wow.
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    Re: Jocketty Hired, advisory role...for now

    Instant credibility.

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    Re: Jocketty Hired, advisory role...for now

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Instant credibility.
    He only got it 1/2 right though.

    Krivsky still has a job.

    Once Krivsky's given walking papers, then the other 1/2 becomes fact.

    I'm just hoping Jocketty convinces Krivsky to send the kids to Baltimore for Bedard.

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    1/2 for now...

    Krivsky's on the last year of his deal, and now his seat has become a little hotter.

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    Re: Jocketty Hired, advisory role...for now

    Here's a notebook item from The Sporting News that is interesting now that the Reds have hired Jocketty.

    St. Louis lost a front-office resource when Jerry Walker decided to retire to his home in Oklahoma. Walker spent 51 years in the game as a player, coach, executive and talent evaluator. Walker could be lured out of retirement if -- or when -- former Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty gets another front-office job.
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