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  • A-Amazing Job

    6 5.71%
  • B-Really Ok job

    18 17.14%
  • C-Average

    39 37.14%
  • D-Need improvement, quick

    38 36.19%
  • F-Fire him yesterday before signing WT

    4 3.81%
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Thread: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

  1. #166
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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Cordero has a full no trade clause for 2009. I doubt he'd want to go somewhere where he wouldne be closing.
    "Add a year to my client's contract and he'll go wherever you want him"

    --Bean Stringfellow, agent de Coco

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Its a privately held company. The Reds don't have to show anyone their books to anyone except for the handful of owners. So neither you or I have seen evidence that Castellini has made or lost money while he has been running the team.
    And seeing that they aren't likely to open their books and show us that they were forced into making these financial decisions because their are bleeding on the bottom line I am not one who will believe that Castellini is running the team at a loss. If that was the case all Uncle Bob has to do is open the books and show everyone the data.
    What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    "Add a year to my client's contract and he'll go wherever you want him"

    --Bean Stringfellow, agent de Coco
    But who pays for that year, the Reds or the Yankees?
    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by durl View Post
    I thought it mattered because he was being compared to other CFs in the majors and one of the biggest gripes against Taveras was the amount of his contract.

    I don't know if he's cheap or not, I just thought the question was relative since there's a lot talk about how the Reds need good bang-for-the-buck for each player they put on the field.
    One of my biggest gripes is that Taveras isn't likely to be all that good and the Reds needed an infusion of "high ceilingness" in order to max their chances of making the playoffs.

    I think there is little doubt that the Reds will get what they paid for...he's projected to be roughly a 1 to 1.5 win player (that's worth about $4-$6M on the open market).

    As M2 suggests, getting a good deal on below average production is a hollow victory.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    Doesn't at all concern me. He was 23 and hurt that year. His RC/G actually went up by a bit: in 2007 it was 4.9 and in 2008 it was 5. If only Encarnacion had Zimmerman's upside.
    27 games in a row with a hit.

    One for you pahster. Acutally, 27 for you, pahster. I yield.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Is it time to run this poll again? I think the success of the personnel decisions has surprised most of us.

    I was in the Taveras camp, but must admit that he has exceeded my expectations by far. It appears that Dickerson was not ready to take over CF.

    Hernandez has produced well giving Hanigan the opportunity to work in and become the starting catcher next year.

    Of the candidates that were signed for LF in the off season, I was surprised that Nix was kept on the roster. It looks like a good decision.

    Keeping Owings over Bailey looks like the right decision. Homer still needs work. Owings is doing a better job of keeping the ball down. With 22% of the season behind us, we have only used five different starters.

    Arthur Rhodes and David Weathers were good signings. Both can be used in the setup role. I still have questions about re-signing Lincoln, but that may also prove out. Moreover, with the starting pitchers consistently going seven, the bull pen is strong and deep.

    Janish has been an adequate back-up at SS.

    Re-signing Hairston looked to be a bad move for a while. It appears now that he only needed to build up his strength after the WBC.

    WJ is rebuilding this team without succumbing to the temptation to trade a top minor league prospect for a middle of the road veteran player.

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Its may.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Walt Jocketty Poll Time

    Hey a poll!!

    Wonder what George Brett would say about that?

    http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog/2009...ou-believe-me/

    Every manager
    takes criticism. Every
    manager
    is gonna take criti Ö
    I donít give a (bleep)
    if you are
    Joe
    (Bleeping)
    Torre
    Youíre gonna take criticism

    I think the problem
    is in this town
    weíve lost so many (bleeping) years in a row
    that people donít have any
    patience
    so as soon as he does
    something
    that the media
    doesnít like
    they explode on him
    (Bleep) you and
    (Bleep) them.
    Believe me.

    Thereís thirty teams in Major League Baseball.
    Thirty.
    No oneís ever called these guys
    to manage
    Have they?
    No oneís ever called them
    to be the general manager.
    Why?
    ĎCause they donít know
    what theyíre talking about
    sometimes.
    And Iím sick and tired
    of listening to it.
    OK?
    Iím sick and tired
    of listening to it.
    Believe me.


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