Here is my method: I added up the total WAR and salary for each player that Jocketty and Krivsky have acquired or let go as GM of the Reds. If the player was acquired, I counted only his numbers as a Red. If the player was let go, I counted only the numbers since leaving. So here we are . . .
In conclusion, Jocketty's shrewd moves are putting up quite a bit more value than Krivsky's. The going rate for a point of WAR on the free agent market is said to be $5M, which is more than double the efficiency Jocketty is getting out of players like Nick Masset, Scott Rolen, Arthur Rhodes, etc. His worst investment has been Willy Taveras, but you could actually make an argument for Yonder Alonso until he turns things around.Code:WAYNE KRIVSKY OBTAINED LET GO Salary WAR Cost/WAR Salary WAR Cost/WAR $157.1M 45.6 $3.444M $134.9M 36.7 $3.676M WALT JOCKETTY OBTAINED LET GO Salary WAR Cost/WAR Salary WAR Cost/WAR $44.8M 19.5 $2.296M $69.6M 16.3 $4.269M
As for Krivsky, he has been a lot more hit-and-miss. You have to love the acquisitions of Arroyo, Phillips, Hamilton/Volquez, Stubbs, etc., but there have been some very costly errors in Mike Stanton, Rheal Cormier, Kirk Saarloos, Josh Fogg, etc.
Overall, Jocketty clearly has the advantage, but it looks like Krivsky had less to work with and managed to come out ahead anyway.