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    If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Simple question: If Walt Jocketty was fired today or just decided to retire, who would you want the Reds to hire to replace him?

    I would be thrilled with any of these three:

    Jed Hoyer (Red Sox Assistant GM)
    Paul DePodesta (Padres Executive Vice President)
    Chris Antonetti (Indians Assistant GM)
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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire as Reds next GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Simple question: If Walt Jocketty was fired today or just decided to retire, who would you want the Reds to hire to replace him?

    I would be thrilled with any of these three:

    Jed Hoyer (Red Sox Assistant GM)
    Paul DePodesta (Padres Executive Vice President)
    Chris Antonetti (Indians Assistant GM)

    Who would you want to see hired?
    Co GMs Bonifay and Bavasi!!!
    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.

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Kim Ng or Paul Depodesta.

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire as Reds next GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Co GMs Bonifay and Bavasi!!!
    Well that's the correct answer.

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Branch Rickey or George Weiss

    Otherwise let's quit playing revolving doors with the GM position.

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Wayne Krivsky
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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Branch Rickey or George Weiss

    Otherwise let's quit playing revolving doors with the GM position.
    Does it appear to you that Walt might just be running out the clock?

    I'm not quite sure, myself. Thing is, it didn't seem as though he was excited to have the job, and hedged a bit at the onset. Maybe that was more out of respect for Wayne Krivsky. Whatever it was made me feel as though he might not be in it 100%.

    Do you think his replacements are already in house due to the hiring of Bavasi/Bonifay? Is he setting the franchise up for his departure and retirement in a year or so?

    If the plan is to have Walt tread water for a year or two, and then hand the reigns over to the likes of Bavasi.....Well then I'm not sure this franchise will ever improve on the field.
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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Paul DePo
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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Since it's not going to happen, I'll say Leatherpants.

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Does it appear to you that Walt might just be running out the clock?
    The guy hasn't been on the job for a year yet.

    Maybe the GM position isn't the position that hurts the Reds the most?

    Bavasi will never GM a team again, never.

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Now may be the time for getting a stat guy; if a candidate can come in here and guarantee a champion on an Expos' payroll, Castellini's gonna be all ears.

    I could see them peeling off a guy from the Rays, as they are the latest symbol of victory on the cheap.

    Aw, who am I kidding, it'll be some doof like Bavasi.

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    It will be Bavasi and/or Bonifay.

    The Reds simply can't help shooting themselves in the foot. Especially with BCast brandishing the firearm.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: If Jocketty were fired or retired today, who would you hire to replace him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    It will be Bavasi and/or Bonifay.

    The Reds simply can't help shooting themselves in the foot. Especially with BCast brandishing the firearm.
    Bonifay has been so far away from relevance for so long even I can't see him getting the nod.


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