January 11, 2008

Jocketty Joins Reds’ Organization

The Cincinnati Reds this afternoon announced that former St. Louis Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty has been hired by the Reds as a special advisor to owner Bob Castellini.

The official press release notes that in 13 years as the St. Louis GM,  Jocketty’s Cardinals teams went to the playoffs seven times, winning the NL Central Division six times and the 2001 NL Wild Card while producing two NL pennants and the 2006 World Series title.

An article by John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that current GM Wayne Krivsky will remain in his position, and will continue to report to Castellini. There are also some quotes from Castellini, Jocketty and Krivsky in that article and on Fay’s blog regarding the move.

2 comments to “Jocketty Joins Reds’ Organization”

  1. Zeldink says:

    Interesting news. Sure, they’re saying that Krivsky’s still in charge, but that can’t be a good position for him. I know I would feel mighty uncomfortable if my company brought on someone much more experienced and accomplished than me.

    Methinks this is Krivsky’s last year to do something.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    How much do I love this? So much.

    I wonder if Jocketty would have hired Dusty Baker.