That was a pretty cool article by Hal.
Hal is obviously referencing Krivsky being guarded, but the theme here is the same: Krivsky changed as a person. It's a theme that's been coming out from several different directions for a year now.It wasn’t fun. Krivsky remained my friend, but he changed.
Kevin Gregg and Jason Marquis will bring back memories of the Lost Decade.
He was actually quite active in that first partial offseason.
If I remember right, he picked up Arroyo, Ross, Hat, Cody Ross, and maybe others? That's a pretty active offseason. Aguably, it was his best offseason.
Thank you Walt and Bob for bringing winning baseball back to Cincy
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton
Speaking of contract eating, I suspect the next one on Cast's menu is $3 million wasted entirely, in my view, on Corey Patterson.
It will be very interesting to see how Dunn's contract situation is handled under Jocketty. I had the feeling that this was Dunn's last season in Cincy if Krivsky remained the GM. Now that Jocketty is in charge, I could see him being re-signed to a three or four year deal.
I don't put much stock in Hal anymore. He seems to have more sour grapes in today's game than he ever has. He always seemed to struggle with Krivsky's tight liped nature.
Cast wanted HIS guy Jocketty in this position. IMO, that's what this is all about.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
Pretty surprised here. But BC said....."If momma ain't happen, ain't nobody happy" and judging from the recent attendance "Momma" definitely ain't happy!
Krivsky got an opportunity to show BC he could do it w/o the big contracts. And if he had more time I feel he would have eventually got there. Problem is when you have BC as an owner time is not on your side. Especially when you are not making any friends in the meantime. WJ might be the answer for this period in time, I hope so.
But I will still stand beside most of the moves Krivsky made as good ones. He did about as good a job with this team in his short time as anybody could have at the time. But perhaps it's time for Phil Jackson to take over the Bulls and take them to the next level.
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."