Reds Fire Wayne Krivsky

The Reds gave the axe to GM Wayne Krivsky today, replacing him with Walt Jocketty.  It was a short stint – Krivsky was hired in February of 2006.  The move itself isn’t a shock; it’s just surprising timing.

Notable moves during Krivsky’s tenure:

  • 2-12-06: Scott Hatteberg signed to a one-year, $750K deal.
  • 2-13-06: Adam Dunn signed to two-year, $18.5MM extension.
  • 3-20-06: Acquired Bronson Arroyo for Wily Mo Pena.
  • 3-21-06: Acquired David Ross for Bobby Basham.
  • 4-7-06: Acquired Brandon Phillips for Jeff Stevens.
  • 5-26-06: Traded Cody Ross to Marlins for a player to be named later.
  • June ’06: Selected Drew Stubbs eighth overall in draft.
  • 7-6-06: Acquired Eddie Guardado for Travis Chick.
  • 7-13-06: Acquired Gary Majewski, Bill Bray, Royce Clayton, Brendan Harris, and Daryl Thompson for Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez, and Ryan Wagner.
  • 7-26-06: Signed Hatteberg to a one-year, $1.65MM extension.
  • 7-31-06: Acquired Rheal Cormier for Justin Germano.
  • 7-31-06: Acquired Kyle Lohse for Zach Ward.
  • 8-7-06: Acquired Ryan Franklin for a player to be named later.
  • 8-16-06: Acquired Scott Schoeneweis for a player to be named later.
  • 8-28-06: Signed Javier Valentin to a one-year, $1.325MM extension.
  • 9-25-06: Signed Juan Castro to a two-year, $2MM extension.
  • 11-20-06: Signed Alex Gonzalez to a three-year, $14MM contract.
  • 11-20-06: Signed Mike Stanton to a two-year, $5.5MM contract.
  • 11-20-06: Traded Jason LaRue to the Royals for a player to be named later.
  • 12-7-06: Acquired Josh Hamilton for cash.
  • 12-7-06: Selected Jared Burton in Rule 5 draft.
  • 12-12-06: Signed David Weathers to a two-year, $5MM contract.
  • 1-2-07: Traded Brendan Harris to Rays for cash.
  • 1-10-07: Acquired Jeff Keppinger for Russ Haltiwanger.
  • 2-6-07: Signed Aaron Harang to a four-year, $36.5MM extension.
  • 2-8-07: Signed Bronson Arroyo to a two-year, $25MM extension.
  • 4-16-07: Signed Ryan Freel to a two-year, $7MM extension.
  • 4-27-07: Traded Chris Denorfia to A’s for Marcus McBeth and another player.
  • 5-9-07: Released Rheal Cormier (can’t hold Cormier against Krivsky).
  • June ’07: Selected Devin Mesoraco 15th overall in draft.
  • 10-31-07: Exercised ’08 options on Hatteberg, Dunn, and Valentin.
  • 11-28-07: Signed Francisco Cordero to a four-year, $46MM contract.
  • 12-21-07: Acquired Edinson Volquez and Danny Herrera for Josh Hamilton.
  • 1-23-08: Signed Jeremy Affeldt to a one-year, $3MM contract.
  • 2-15-08: Signed Brandon Phillips to a four-year, $27MM extension.
  • 2-21-08: Signed Josh Fogg to a one-year, $1MM contract.
  • 3-3-08: Signed Corey Patterson to a one-year, $3MM contract.
  • 4-8-08: Released Mike Stanton.

Looking back on Krivsky’s moves, he did a fine job.  While many of his small free agent moves were poor, he made many shrewd trades and smart extensions.

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