Walt Jocketty has won the Sporting News ' Executive of the Year award, the third time the designation has gone to Jocketty.
The ex-Cardinals GM who took Cincinnati over in 2008, won in 2000 and 2004 as well. His work in Cincinnati gave the team its first postseason berth since 1995 as well as its first winning season in a decade. He was responsible for acquiring Scott Rolen in a trade, striking for Mike Leake in the draft, overseeing the development of Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, and importing fireballer Aroldis Chapman.
Jon Daniels was considered a heavy favorite for the award, but you can't go wrong with Jocketty: he's proven he's still one of the best GMs in the game.
-- Evan Brunell
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