You might remember the lackluster off-season for the Cincinnati Reds of 2010. Coming off their first winning season in a decade and their first division title in more than that, the team lost big in the playoffs. The weaknesses were obvious: left field, shortstop, and a top-of-the-rotation starter.
Instead of doing anything about it, Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty spent his time signing players who were already under club control to long-term contracts.
But 2012 is going to be different. John Fay interviewed Jocketty about next season, and the GM made Reds fans a promise.
Jocketty promises that this offseason will be busier than last.
“Oh yeah, definitely,” he said.
Time will tell if “busier” will actually mean improving the team or just keeping more of the players that lead the team to a 3rd place finish.