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Reds Fire Wayne Krivsky
Posted by Jeff Erickson at 4/23/2008 10:13:00 AM
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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.


Comments....

We all saw it coming. There is no loyalty in the organization. They just keep you around until the guy they really want comes available. Then they have the balls to hire the replacement and have him work with (or under) you until they fire you.(contracts mean nothing)
They did this with Ray Knight under Davey Johnson & Bob Boone under Jack McKeon.
Wayne is just the newest victim.

Posted by Gillymo at 4/23/2008 11:50:00 AM
 
So let's say Dusty and the Reds go 75-87 this year and Tony La Russa is available in the offseason.

Hard to see the Reds pulling the plug on Dusty after one year and paying out millions to a fired manager, but...
Posted by vtadave at 4/23/2008 4:58:00 PM
 
Cal Ripken Sr. got canned only 6 games into the infamous 1988 Orioles campaign and their 0-21 start. Not many people realize how furious Cal Jr. was over this. He nearly cut ties with the organization believe it or not.
Posted by skinsnut at 4/23/2008 7:57:00 PM
 

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