In a review of the Reds organization on CBS Sportsline, Larry Dobrow is pretty unimpressed with the Reds’ GM’s performance.
Never once have I entertained the possibility that I could do a better job running a baseball team than the dudes/dudettes currently in charge of whatever franchise I’m evaluating.
That said, after conducting a full-body franchise physical, I am reasonably certain I could do a better job running the Cincinnati Reds than Wayne Krivsky.
So could you, you and you — that’s right, you over there, with the hair and the teeth and the prosthetic appendage. Well, maybe not you, Mom; your affinity for “toolsy” players doesn’t fly in this era of Moneyballing and imprudent spending.
Not only can I Save This Franchise!Ã¢â€žÂ¢Ã‚Â©Ã‚Â®?, but I’d like to be considered for the gig when Cincy ownership gets wise to Krivsky’s contractual and asset-swapping impotence within a year or two. Assuming Les Rouges are general-managed with even the barest hint of competence over the next 12 months, they’ve got a narrow window for contention in the two or three seasons to follow. Seriously, where should I send my resumÃƒÂ©?
Admittedly, the article seems to have the intent of stirring the pot. But Dobrow does make some valid observations on the club’s newfound, thanks to Krivsky, lack of offense. I found it rather humorous, but probably mostly because I agree with Dobrow’s following statement:
I dunno. Krivsky has only held the gig for a little while, but he hasn’t left anybody brimming with optimism for what comes next.
Here’s hoping Wayne lights up the transaction column with something positive for us Reds fans soon.