Dusty Baker, 64, says he still believes he should be the one returning, winning at least 90 games in three of the last four seasons. But the Reds’ six consecutive losses to end the season doomed his fate, Jocketty said.
“Did you see the team playing with great passion, vigor and confidence? And as a team? I don’t think that anyone can say that positively. I think it was apparent that they were not playing up to their potential.”