So I get back from working out of the office and I see that our old friend Walt Jocketty is in the news again. He’s taken a job with a divisional rival.
It’ll be interesting to see how this influences the Reds in the coming weeks. Jocketty is definitely going to a situation where he can be comfortable. He’ll have an established manager in Dusty Baker, which he’s used to. It won’t be the same as his relationship with LaRussa, of course, but Baker and Jocketty will most likely think along the same lines. Baker’s never been one to be overly obsessed with the numbers of the game. (Especially that pesky pitch count one…..)
Apparently those rumors of the Jocketty/TLR move to Cincinnati that floated this summer had a little more basis than we probably thought at the time. If I were Wayne Krivsky, I’d hope that the Reds got off to a quick start this season. His seat just got a little warmer, and it was already on the hot side.