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Thumbs up or thumbs down for GM Walt Jocketty?

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February is upon us. On most any other year, Spring Training games would be just weeks away, but alas, we sit more than a month from the first time the Cincinnati Reds will take to the field competitively. (March 3 against the Cleveland Indians marks the Spring Training opener.)

The rosters are for the most part set. Barring a winning lottery ticket in the pocket of Mr. Castellini, the team is done making any extravagant moves. If General Manager Walt Jocketty is to make a move at this point, it’s likely to be a minor acquisition.

So the question bears asking: what do Reds fans think of the job Walt has done this off-season? Let’s take a look at the moves he has made since the disappointing end to 2014:

-Paid Ryan Ludwick $4.5 million to NOT be on the roster in 2015

-Allowed Jack Hannahan, Ramon Santiago, Logan Ondrusek, Jake Elmore to leave via free agency

-Nearly dealt Jay Bruce, but eventually relented

-Stockpiled journeymen major leaguers to minor league contracts with invites to big league camp: Josh Satin, Ivan De Jesus, Irving Falu, Brennan Boesch, Nate Adcock, Jose Mijares, and Jason Marquis

-Traded Chris Heisey to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for pitching depth in the form of Matt Magill

-Traded Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins in exchange for P Anthony DeSclafani and C Chad Wallach

-Traded Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for P Jonathon Crawford and SS Eugenio Suarez

-Acquired Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for 2014 Reds Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Ben Lively

-Nabbed Keyvius Sampson off waivers to continue to bolster rotation depth

-Brought back Neftali Soto

-Extended Devin Mesoraco on a four-year contract, avoiding arbitration

Knowing all this, do your best to look at it objectively, and then vote below. Does GM Walt Jocketty get a thumbs up, or a thumbs down for his work this offseason?

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