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  • Trade for Scott Rolen

    17 17.53%
  • Signing of Aroldis Chapman

    34 35.05%
  • Trade for Mat Latos

    35 36.08%
  • Trade for Sean Marshall

    1 1.03%
  • Signing of Ryan Madson

    1 1.03%
  • Trade for Jonathan Broxton

    0 0%
  • Re-signing of Broxton

    0 0%
  • Trade for Shin-Soo Choo

    9 9.28%
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Thread: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    My favorite was the Ryan Madson signing because even though it didn't work out it was the kind of creative, win-now type move I had never seen out of my Reds before...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    Scott Rolen transformed the culture of the organization. He gave the young talent an example, every day/night, of how a Hall of Famer prepares, plays, and carries himself as a ballplayer.

    By far my favorite deal Walt has made.
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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    I put Chapman #1 as it singled the start of a new ERA in Cincy. The rest have just added to the fact.

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    I had to go with the Chapman signing. The upside is much higher than with any of his other acquisitions. Not only that, but the Reds would have never been suspected to pull off a move like that.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    I voted Chapman because it was both non-obvious (as opposed to the Latos deal, where we had obvious excess talent) and a game changer from a perception standpoint. That signing announced that the Reds weren't messing around.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    Chapman....it was the first time in a very long time I felt that this organization was done jacking around.
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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    Besides the deal that brought Walt to Cincy, I agree with most sentiments about Aroldis. Complete game changer.

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    Dp
    Last edited by George Anderson; 12-12-2012 at 06:08 PM.
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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    Rolen. Transformed the ballclub.

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    I went with Chapman because it was just so completely out of LF. Huge signing and I wasn't expecting anything like it.

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    Does hiring Walt Jocketty count as a Walt Jocketty move? Previous GM's were okay at finding talent, but none of them could close a deal like WJ.
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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    Latos. It was the tipping point from pretty good staff to a dominant one.

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    How about NOT trading Homer Bailey for Jermaine Dye, or even worse- Votto and Bailey for Erik Bedard (or was that Krivsky?)
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    Clicked on Chapman. Meant to click on Latos.

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    Re: Your favorite Jocketty deal?

    Chapman over Latos, barely. Love the Rolen and Choo deals, but making pitching a strength in this ballpark took vision.
    Last edited by marcshoe; 12-12-2012 at 09:17 PM.


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