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Walt Jocketty hired six years ago yesterday: How's he done?


Walt Jocketty has bee on the job for six years. How has he done?

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Poll: What grade do you give Walt Jocketty for 6 years as GM?
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April 23, 2008
With the Reds off to a 9-12 start, a frustrated Bob Castellini fired GM Wayne Krivsky and replaced him with Walt Jocketty. 

AP: "We've just come to a point where we're not going to lose anymore," Castellini said.

Krivsky was shocked:  "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."

Red since Jocketty took over:
2008: 65-76 .461
2009: 78-84 .481
2010: 91-71 .562 (Playoffs)
2011: 79-83 .488
2012: 97-65 .599 (Playoffs)
2013: 90-72 .556 (Playoffs)
2014: 10-11 .476
Total:  510-462 .524 
*Three playoff appearances in six seasons: 2 division titles, 1 wild card
*No playoff series wins
*Named 2012 Organization of the Year by Baseball America
*Broke string of nine consecutive losing season in 2010
*Made 1st playoff appearance since 1995 in 2010
*Attempting to make three consecutive playoff appearances for first time in franchise history this season.

Some of Walt's player moves/signings
Signed international free agent Aroldis Chapman, 6 years $30.5M
Contract extensions:
Joey Votto to 10-years $225M
Brandon Phillips: 6 years $72.5M
Homer Bailey: 6 years $105M 
Johnny Cueto: 4 years $27M
Jay Bruce: 6 years $51M
Ryan Ludick: 2 years $15M
Jonathan Broxton: 3 years $21M
Sean Marshall: 3 years $16.5M
Nick Masset: 2 years $5.5M
Jose Arredondo: 2 years $2.2M
Traded for:
Mat Latos, Sean Marshall, Shin-Soo Choo, Jonathan Broxton, Scott Rolen, Ramon Hernandez.
Signed free agents:
Brayan Pena
Manny Parra
Ryan Madson
Alfredo Simon

Walt Jocketty has bee on the job for six years. How has he done?
What grade would you give his performance?
What have been his best/worst moves?
Post in comment section below.


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