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Reds Fire GM Wayne Krivsky. Jocketty Replacement. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 23 April 2008 07:41

Walt JockettyWayne Krivsky’s short-lived tenure as general manager of the Cincinnati Reds is over. Krivsky was fired today, and replaced with former St. Louis Cardinals GM, Walt Jocketty.

The Reds started the season at 9-12, and the writing was on the wall when new owner Bob Castellini hired Jocketty last season. As reported by The AP:

Jocketty is the team’s fourth general manager in six years, an instability that has prevented them from setting a course. The Reds also have been through two owners, four managers and an interim manager during that span.

The uncertainty at the top has contributed to Cincinnati’s worst slump in more than a half-century. The Reds haven’t had a winning record since 2000, when Ken Griffey Jr. joined the team.

Jocketty should be seen as a stabilizing element in an organization that has been absent of normalcy from a front office perspective. He has been involved in baseball for over 30 years, spending 13 of them  as a front office fixture with the Cardinals. During his tenure with the Cardinals, they went to the playoffs seven times, won the NL Central Division six times and the 2001 NL Wild Card while earning two National League championships and the 2006 World Series title.
The timing of the Krivsky firing seems odd. If, as mentioned, the writing was on the wall for Jocketty to replace Krivsky, why not pull the trigger in the off-season, as opposed to now? Maybe that news will become evident this afternoon as the Reds have called a 4 p.m. EDT press conference today to announce the news.


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