When last years disastrous season concluded for the Cincinnati Reds, general manager Walt Jocketty sifted through the wreckage and made a quick determination.
His team for certain needed quick fixes in one location: pitching, pitching, pitching.
And he has spent the winter doing just that, using more than super glue to make the fixes.
First he added starter Mat Latos via trade with the San Diego Padres, giving up failed starter Edinson Volquez, first baseman Yonder Alonso, catching prospect Yasmani Grandal and pitching prospect Brad Boxberger.
Second he added set-up pitcher Sean Marshall via trade with the Chicago Cubs, giving up starting pitcher Travis Wood and a couple of minor-league prospects.
Third he came to terms with closer Ryan Madson via cash, a one-year 8.2 million deal.
Pitching, pitching, pitching.
With the St. Louis Cardinals weakened by the departure of Albert Pujols, although they signed Carlos Beltran, and with the Milwaukee Brewers weakened by the imminent departur...