If the greatest sins of a GM cost $10MM during a rebuild, then so be it. It's better than dishing out over $100MM in 2+ years and having nothing to show for it.
Other than Gonzo and Stanton (I was against both those deals) the other guys gave us at least some production.
I don't believe it's a sin to pay for production.
He still hasn't honestly added a real long term impact player for this franchise. If the Reds are going to be successful, it will be due to players that were basically already here.
I really don't want to bash on Jocketty, I hope he is sucessful in his time here.
Walt hasn't added a whole lot so far but that doesn't mean he wont.
Not many teams are dealing legit cheap talent for middle tier vets with contracts of size.
Walt's job is to figure out how to use his young talent to form a winning team.
Dan and Wayne brought in much of the young talent. Walt has to mold it into a winning club.
The next two years will tell the tale.
Next year at AAA there should be Alonso, Francisco, Frazier, Valaika, Wood, Heisey, Cozart. That's a big part of the team's talent base.
Walt has to figure out how to use these assets as trade pieces or as parts of the Reds.
Walt has avoided the temptation to trade these guys so far, but soon he has to make decisions that must result in a winning team. That is his main job, making the right decision on the young talent base. We'll know soon enough if he succeeds.
Walt Jocketty has been a huge failure up to this point. Wayne Krivsky, while not a genius, did a much better job than Jocketty has done up to this point.
Once Miltons money is off the books we can...
Once LaRues money is off the books we can...
Once Caseys money is off the books we can...
Once Griffeys money is off the books we can...
Once Dunns money is off the books we can...
Excuse me for say'n I'm tired of listening to it.