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    Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Grade time for Walt.

    Since his hiring, how do you grade Walt?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    D.

    Haven't been enamored of any of his moves. Trading Dunn accomplished nothing, especially since he did not replace his production. He's following suit with Krivsky in hiring old relievers and hoping for production long since past.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    He sure seems to have a fundamental lack of awareness of what has ailed this club in the years before his arrival, that's for sure. Because he is singing from the same song book with the Taveras move.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    None of the principal prospects gone. No pitching lost. Upgraded catcher. Well, most important of all, he's not even had one offseason.

    I'm not going to jump off a bridge because he acquired a .700 OPS CF without losing any prospects in the bargain.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    None of the principal prospects gone. No pitching lost. Upgraded catcher. Well, most important of all, he's not even had one offseason.

    I'm not going to jump off a bridge because he acquired a .700 OPS CF without losing any prospects in the bargain.
    He also gave up a .900 OPS bat for well, just about nothing.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    He also gave up a .900 OPS bat for well, just about nothing.
    Not a great trade, but he wasn't going to re-sign here. That's becoming more and more obvious. Time to move on.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Not a great trade, but he wasn't going to re-sign here. That's becoming more and more obvious. Time to move on.
    That can't be emphasized enough.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    He also gave up a .900 OPS bat for well, just about nothing.
    1.5 months of said bat

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    He also gave up a .900 OPS bat for well, just about nothing.
    Probably a situation he inherited though.

    Dunn was polite about it, but he had already made up his mind to get out of here. Looks like Dunn is tired of playing on a losing team and wants to go to a contender, based on what has been said about him liking LA and Chicago.

    IMO, given the situation Walt inherited, it was the right move to trade him. I'd rather have the 3 players we got for Dunn than the 2 draft picks as well (assuming the Reds did offer him arb, knowing he'd decline).
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    The Reds Must score more runs in 2009 than they did in 2008.

    They Must allow fewer runs in 2009 than they did in 2008.

    Seems to me Walt has them headed in the wrong direction, both ways.



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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    None of the principal prospects gone. No pitching lost. Upgraded catcher. Well, most important of all, he's not even had one offseason.

    I'm not going to jump off a bridge because he acquired a .700 OPS CF without losing any prospects in the bargain.
    I agree with this. This entire thread is based almost exclusively around the Taveras move.

    I don't think it's really fair to grade Jocketty until spring training starts. All of the players the Reds realistically hoped to possibly acquire are still without homes at this point.

    This poll should absolutely have an option that would indicate it's too early to say.
    Last edited by fearofpopvol1; 12-28-2008 at 12:52 AM.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    None of the principal prospects gone. No pitching lost. Upgraded catcher. Well, most important of all, he's not even had one offseason.
    I'm in the same group as Falls City Beer and Buckeye Redleg. I'm not ready to call it a lost season by a long shot but I previously thought (3 months ago) Jocketty would have a very good offseason. I didn't expect Mark Teixeira to be brought to the Reds by WJ and I most certainly didn't expect Taveras here either but that's what we have;Taveras, like it or not. How can Bob Castellini be so impatient for a winner and now witness a move like this?

    So I continue to hold out hope, wish for the best and give Walt Jocketty an incomplete grade as of today. Let's hope the Reds GM signs or trades for a proven OPS guy to hit cleanup. As good as Brandon Phillips is, he is not a 4th place hitter.
    Last edited by Vada Pinson Fan; 12-28-2008 at 03:55 AM.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    So, why not have a plan for when he moves on? Because it is becoming painfully clear that Walt did/does not. Fail.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    So, why not have a plan for when he moves on? Because it is becoming painfully clear that Walt did/does not. Fail.
    If he doesn't have a big bat before ST, I'll change my mind. Ton of bats still on the market.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    please send Wayne back
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