The Reds fired GM Wayne Krivsky today, less than four weeks into the season. Many observers thought that this move would happen at the end of the year, as Reds CEO Bob Castellini brought in his buddy Walt Jocketty over the offseason as an "adviser."
I don't necessarily question the move itself - Krivsky's track record with the Reds is a mixed bag, some very good (Brandon Phillips for nothing, Jeff Keppinger for less than nothing), some not-so-good (Mike Stanton to a multi-year deal, Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez getting dealt to the Nats, though Darryl Thompson is making that trade look less bad). It's the timing of the move that makes no sense. Why now? Why not when Jocketty was hired? Why not at the end of the season?
Castellini's quote is somewhat disturbing if it weren't so transparently dissmebling:
"(Krivsky) gave it his all. He's a good guy," Castellini said. "We're not winning. We haven't started well. It was time."
Really, you're really going to base this on 21 games this season? Please....
I worry about what happens to the rest of the organization, in terms of scouting and development. The Reds actually have a good farm system right now. Jocketty has never really presided over a great system in St. Louis.