CINCINNATI For his short stay as General Manager of the Cincinnati Reds, Wayne Krivsky's legacy might not be glossy on the surface: The man who traded Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers for Edinson Volquez and Daniel Ray Herrera.
That's an easy criticism, shooting apples in an orchard.
What Reds fans should remember is that within a span of two weeks six years ago Krivsky made two trades that remain two solid blocks in the team's current foundation.
And he gave up nothing to acquire pitcher Bronson Arroyo and second baseman Brandon Phillips
For Arroyo, on March 20, 2006, he traded outfielder Wily Mo Pena to the Boston Red Sox and Pena didn't last any longer in The Hub than the Boston Tea Party.
For Phillips, on April 7, 2006, he traded cash and a player to be identified later to the Cleveland Indians. That player was pitcher Jeff Stevens, who pitched in exactly 33 games for the Tribe and is no longer in the majors.
"I got off to a fast start," said Krivsky, referring to his f...