Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Walt Jocketty Relived Of Duties

St. Louis Cardinals General Manager Walt Jocketty was relieved of his duties today, according to an anonymous source. The Cardinals finished third in the division a year after winning the World Series, so his dismissal is justified. Not only that, he was unable to keep a solid team together last off season, losing several key players to teams in his division. Also, he was very quiet around the deadline, making no deals. Over his time with the Cardinals, he has made some good and bad deals:

Date Traded To Received
11/28/94 Aldo Pecorilli
ATL Ramon Caraballo
12/07/94 Luis Alicea BOS Jeff McNeely, Nate Minchey
04/05/95 Kirk Bullinger, Bryan Eversgerd, Da Rond Stovall MON Ken Hill
04/09/95 Rheal Cormier, Mark Whiten BOS Cory Bailey, Scott Cooper
06/16/95 Todd Zeile, $ CHC Mike Morgan, Francisco Morales, Paul Torres
07/09/95 John Habyan ANA Mark Sweeney
07/27/95 Ken Hill CLE David Bell, Rick Heiserman, Pepe McNeal
08/25/95 Anton French ATL Jose Oliva
10/19/95 Marc Ronan MIL Mike Stefanski
12/04/95 Andre King CIN Luis Ordaz (CIN), Miguel Mejia (KCR)
12/14/95 Allen Watson, Rich DeLucia, Doug Creek SFG PTBNL (Chris Wimmer), Royce Clayton
01/09/96 Allen Battle, Carl Dale, Jay Witasick, Bret Wagner OAK Todd Stottlemyre
01/22/96 Bernard Gilkey NYM Erik Hiljus, Eric Ludwick, Yudith Orozio
02/13/96 Steve Montgomery OAK Dennis Eckersley
06/07/96 Tom Urbani, Miguel Inzunza DET Micah Franklin, Brian Maxcy
06/15/96 Pat Borders ANA Ben Van Ryn
12/16/96 Cory Bailey TEX David Chavarria
12/19/96 PTBNL (Rene Arocha) SFG Tom Lampkin
03/27/97 Keith Johns MIL PTBNL (Scotty Pace
06/13/97 Rich Batchelor, Danny Jackson, Mark Sweeney SDP Scott Livingstone, Phil Plantier, Fernando Valenzuela
07/31/97 Eric Ludwick, TJ Mathews, Blake Stein OAK Mark McGwire
11/10/97 Dmitri Young CIN Jeff Brantley
03/28/98 Rigo Beltran NYM Juan Acevedo
03/30/98 Craig Shipley ANA Chip Hale
06/10/98 Wayne Kirby NYM Shawn Gilbert
07/31/98 Royce Clayton, Todd Stottlemyre TEX PTBNL (Mark Little), Darren Oliver, Fernando Tatis
11/19/98 Jeff Brantley, Ron Gant, Cliff Politte PHI Ricky Bottalico, Garrett Stephenson
12/14/98 Armando Almanza, Braden Looper, Pablo Ozuna FLA Edgar Renteria
02/09/99 Sean Lowe CHW John Ambrose
03/30/99 John Frascatore ARI Clint Sodowsky
07/31/99 Shawon Dunston NYM Craig Paquette
08/24/99 Kent Mercker BOS Mike Matthews, David Benham#
11/11/99 Alberto Castillo, Matt DeWitt, Lance Painter TOR Pat Hentgen, Paul Spoljaric
11/16/99 Manuel Aybar, Brent Butler, Rich Croushore, Jose Jimenez COL Darryl Kile, Luther Hackman, Dave Veres
12/20/99 2 PTBNL (Eliezer Alfonzo, Matt Parker), Juan Acevedo MIL Fernando Vina
03/18/00 Joe McEwing NYM Jesse Orosco
03/23/00 Kent Bottenfield, Adam Kennedy ANA Jim Edmonds
07/29/00 Chris Richard, Mark Nussbeck BAL Mike Timlin, $
07/31/00 Jose Leon BAL Will Clark, $
12/14/00 Britt Reames, Fernando Tatis MON Dustin Hermanson, Steve Kline
07/03/01 Larry Sutton MIN Hanley Frias
07/31/01 Jason Christiansen SFG Kevin Joseph, $
08/02/01 Ray Lankford, $ SDP Woody Williams
12/15/01 Dustin Hermanson BOS Dustin Brisson, Luis Garcia, Rick Asadoorian
06/11/02 PTBNL (Seth Davidson) MIN Warren Morris
07/11/02 Neil Simoneaux CLE Nerio Rodriguez
07/19/02 PTBNL (Coco Crisp), Luis Garcia CLE Chuck Finley
07/29/02 Placido Polanco, Mike Timlin, Bud Smith PHI Scott Rolen, Doug Nickle, $
08/25/02 2 PTBNL (Jared Blasdell, Jason Karnuth) CHC Jeff Fassero
08/29/02 PTBNL (Mike Matthews), Chris Morris# MIL Jamey Wright, $
12/15/02 PTBNL (Mike Wodnicki), Luther Hackman SDP Brett Tomko
08/22/03 Ben Julianel, Justin Pope NYY Sterling Hitchcock
08/27/03 2 PTBNL (Mike Crudale, John Novinsky) MIL Mike DeJean
11/21/03 Tino Martinez TBD PTBNL (John-Paul Davis#), Evan Rust
12/13/03 JD Drew, Eli Marrero ATL Jason Marquis, Ray King, Adam Wainwright
03/21/04 Matt Duff BOS Tony Womack
03/29/04 Kerry Robinson SDP Brian Hunter
04/04/04 Wilson Delgado NYM Roger Cedeno
05/07/04 Joe Horgan MON Benji DeQuin
08/06/04 2 PTBNL (Luis Martinez, Chris Narveson), Jason Burch COL Larry Walker
12/18/04 Danny Haren, Kiko Calero, Daric Barton OAK Mark Mulder
03/29/05 Mike Myers BOS Carlos De La Cruz#, Kevin Ool#
06/04/05 Javier Cardona CLE PTBNL (John Rodriguez)
12/07/05 Ray King COL Larry Bigbie, Aaron Miles
07/05/06 Terry Evans ANA Jeff Weaver, $
07/30/06 Hector Luna CLE Ron Belliard
07/31/06 Rich Scalamandre ATL Jorge Sosa

He has made some good trades in the past to acquire Mark McGwire, Dennis Eckersley, Larry Walker, Mark Mulder, Adam Wainwright, and Scott Rolen, to name a few. He gave up J.D. Drew and Coco Crisp, but both haven't been amazing since leaving. However, he did trade Dan Haren and Daric Barton to acquire Mulder, and both are on the verge of being All-Stars. He's decent in making trades, and developing some good young players, but improving the team outside the organization is his struggle. He hasn't had much success in the draft, so there are some legitimate reasons to let him go. Possible replacements include Ruben Amaro Jr., Randy Bush, Mike Jorgensen, and others. During his time, the Cards have been to the playoffs six times, winning the World Series once. They also had seven straight winning seasons during his time.

UPDATE: John Mozeliak has been named interim GM.

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