Baseball Crank
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April 23, 2008
BASEBALL: Card In The Hole

The Reds have hired as their general manager Walt Jocketty, the greatly successful former Cardinals GM. We'll see if Jocketty can recapture his winning formula from St. Louis, which focused on concentrating scarce resources on star-quality prospects and surrounding them largely with reclamation-project veterans (in a sense, not so different from how the Reds were run the past decade, but better), and trading actively while eschewing big free agent signings.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:34 PM | Baseball 2008 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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Ugh, it makes me uneasy. Krivsky was no genius GM but he had the team moving in the right direction. I fear that Jocketty will be fed some of the Castellini's MUST-WIN-NOW Kool-aid and feel pressured to make a big splash.

I suppose as long as Harang/Cueto/Volquez/Bailey/Bruce/Votto stay put, I'll be okay.

Posted by: Alex at April 24, 2008 1:16 PM
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