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  • GM Wayne Krivsky Fired

    According to Paul Daugherty's blog, the Reds have fired GM Wayne Krivsky.

    "Three highly placed Reds sources have confirmed that the club has fired GM Wayne Krivsky. Walt Jocketty, current special assistant to owner Bob Castellini and former GM for the St. Louis Cardinals, will be announced as Krivsky's replacement at a news conference later today."

    http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs...y-fired_23.asp
    Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

  • #2
    Wow. This is surprising news indeed, considering how high everyone was on this guy in 2006.
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    • #3
      Not suprised in the least. I figured Jocketty was waiting in the wings for this to happen if they didn't jump out of the gate.

      Also not suprised, as I was watching a Reds broadcast the other day and they had Krivsky up in the booth for an interview and it was abundantly clear that he knew his goose was cooked just from his attitude and response to questions.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NY16CATCHER View Post
        Also not suprised, as I was watching a Reds broadcast the other day and they had Krivsky up in the booth for an interview and it was abundantly clear that he knew his goose was cooked just from his attitude and response to questions.
        Was it a boring and I don't know what's going on kind of thing because that's Wayne Krivsky from day 1.
        Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by redlegsfan21 View Post
          Was it a boring and I don't know what's going on kind of thing because that's Wayne Krivsky from day 1.

          Pretty much. Just seemed kind of out of it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NY16CATCHER View Post
            Pretty much. Just seemed kind of out of it.
            Just another day in the office for him.

            This was inevitable, though. As soon as Jocketty came in, you had to think Krivsky knew it was coming.
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            • #7
              Well, to be honest, I didn't really expect this until the end of the season but I guess the Castro release is what really pushed this over the edge. Even though Castro doesn't make a lot of money, it was another waste of money for a player who isn't playing.

              Overall, I think I would give Krivsky a B- in GMing considering he brought in cheaply Bronson Arroyo, David Ross, Brandon Phillips, Jeff Keppinger, Scott Hatteberg, David Weathers, a lot of relief pitchers for late 2006 and using his "I don't know what's going on" technique to bring in Francisco Cordero. He's just not good spending money. Eyeing talent, he's earned an A. Paying players, probably a D-.
              Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

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              • #8
                "I fought for an hour to keep my job," Krivsky said. "I did not see this coming at all. I still think it's a gold mine. That's what hurts so much, not to see the job through to the end and bring that winner to Cincinnati. I've had visions of being in the clubhouse with champagne being poured all over everybody."
                Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

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                • #9
                  Its a good thing he was too, Maybe someone else can turn this team around before its too late.

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                  • #10
                    The record of this team is not Krivsky's fault, it is the fault of the manager, coaches and the players. All the talent is here. We finally have a pitching staff that can win games the majority of the time and the offense is somewhat turning around with Edwin's hitting streak and Votto's hot bat. Kepp's hitting well and Jr.'s starting to get the swing of things. Bako has a hot bat. The only thing is getting consecutive hits. In fact, the problems of this club could stem from Brook Jacoby more than Wayne Krivsky.

                    In fact, the one problem I have with Krivsky is how much money he spends on useless players. And apparently, this could be fixed if Krivsky had better communication with ownership. Hopefully Krivsky fixes his problem and gives a winner to someone in the American League (I hope).
                    Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

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                    • #11
                      I agree with redlegs. Krivsky didn't do a bad job for the most part. Without Jocketty in place I believe this firing would not have happened. He'll get another job, GM or not, somewhere.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                        I agree with redlegs. Krivsky didn't do a bad job for the most part. Without Jocketty in place I believe this firing would not have happened. He'll get another job, GM or not, somewhere.
                        Yeah Krivsky definately did some good things, especially getting Phillips for basically nothing and then getting Josh Hamilton for 50,000 K which parlayed into Edinson Volquez. On the other hand, we had to eat contracts for fat ******* Mike Stanton, Rheal Cormier and others, which will be pointed out when a firing goes down. When i heard Jocketty was brought in over the winter, my first reaction was that Krivsky was fired then and there.....so this move isnt suprising but the swiftness of it was a little.... either way, good to have Walt running the show based on his track record.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gman5431 View Post
                          Yeah Krivsky definately did some good things, especially getting Phillips for basically nothing and then getting Josh Hamilton for 50,000 K which parlayed into Edinson Volquez. On the other hand, we had to eat contracts for fat ******* Mike Stanton, Rheal Cormier and others, which will be pointed out when a firing goes down. When i heard Jocketty was brought in over the winter, my first reaction was that Krivsky was fired then and there.....so this move isnt suprising but the swiftness of it was a little.... either way, good to have Walt running the show based on his track record.

                          G Man
                          “Just so you all know, there was a whole bunch of money in one transaction that paid for Rheal Cormier’s contract,” Krivsky said.

                          “I guess I can come forward with that right now. There was $2.08 million in one transaction that paid for his contract specifically, so if you can wipe that one off my ledger, I’d appreciate that,” Krivsky said.

                          If anyone has a full transcript of Krivsky's press conference, it be nice to post it.
                          Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

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