He’s been offered the position, according to the DDN

Jocketty is considering the offer and has told friends he would have a job in baseball within a week. If he comes to Cincinnati, he most likely would be in charge of baseball operations, a position below Castellini and above General Manager Wayne Krivsky.

I’m not sure what this position would mean…lame duck status for Krivsky perhaps?

Reminds me of when Marge and Bowden used to stockpile managers as “Assistant to the GM”, just waiting for the right time to fire the current manager.

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11 Responses

  1. Y-City Jim

    Is this John Allen’s final push out the door?

  2. Bill

    Allen doesn’t have anything to do with baseball operations any more, this is a baseball side move, IMO.

  3. Kerm

    Maybe I just don’t have the foresight, but I don’t see anything wrong with Jocketty as a member of our organization

  4. GregD

    Baltimore fired Leo Mazzone today. The Reds should make a play for him as their new pitching coach.

  5. Chad

    I don’t have a problem with Jocketty either, Kerm. Say what you want about the Cards, and I hate them, but they have been awfully successful lately.

    I don’t want LaRussa anywhere near this organization, but emulating the Cards in other ways is better than staying on the same losing path.

  6. Chris

    Hiring Sandy Alderson has worked really well for the Padres. For all I can tell, there’s a good working relationship between Alderson and Kevin Towers (and former GMs Paul DePodesta, Randy Smith, and Ed Wade, who all work for Kevin). (At least as of the last time I checked).

  7. doug

    I am not sure how I feel about Jocketty…. he has had a top 11 payroll every year he has had a winning record in St Louis since the McGwire trade but once, and it resulted in the teams only losing season (until this year).

    He also had the Cardinals farm system basically looking at Colby Rasmus and a bunch of big question marks….

    Sure, he has had some success, but he had a much different situation in St Louis than he will have here in Cincinnati.

  8. Joe

    If it happens, I think it would be a positive thing for the Reds organization. Jocketty is an experiences GM and this could be his move into upper management. Forty years ago Bob Howsam came over from the Cardinals and developed the Big Red Machine. Castellini is obviously a busy man with his produce business and his involvement in getting the Banks off the ground. Krivsky is weak in public relations and Jocketty could help in that area as well as consulting with Wayne on personnel, etc.

  9. portorangewildcat

    just saw on espn…dusty baker is the new manager of the reds.

  10. Justin

    I hope he takes it. He is a brilliant baseball man and the Reds needs to bring in as much baseball intelligence as possible and replace the talent that was lost. Jocketty will replace much that was lost.