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redsmetz
01-10-2007, 02:34 PM
I glanced at the Transactions for today and notice among the list of non-roster Spring Training invitees for the Tigers is none other than Dane Sardinha. He'll be joining David Espinosa in the Tigers system.

As I recall, Bowden did something with both of them in signing them that put them on the 40 man roster earlier than they would have (something similiar to what the Yankees did with Wily Mo, IIRC).

Am I remembering that correctly?

joe

Danny Serafini
01-10-2007, 02:37 PM
That's it. Didn't work out all that well.

noskill27
01-10-2007, 02:41 PM
Yep, he signed them to major league contracts. I said at the time that it's hard enough having one of those contracts in the minors let alone two in the same draft....then Bowden traded for another one in Wily Mo Pena... Is it any surprise why our farm system is what it is?

redsfanfalcon
01-10-2007, 03:27 PM
I saw Espinosa play for Toledo.

Tom Servo
01-10-2007, 04:10 PM
As others have pointed out, JimBo and DanO gave us gifts that just keep on giving.

redsupport
01-10-2007, 04:33 PM
yes but the Reds once got Sheldon Burnside from the Tigers. he was key

marcshoe
01-10-2007, 04:49 PM
yes but the Reds once got Sheldon Burnside from the Tigers. he was key

That's what they told us, but his gaffes at Anteitam and Fredricksburg (particularly at Marye's Heights) were disasterous.

Highlifeman21
01-10-2007, 06:32 PM
After the Ammy Draft this year, I will then pass full judgment on Wayne Krivsky.

Selecting Stubbs was a little suspect for 2006, but if Wayne doesn't address a team need, or doesn't select the best available player when we're up in 2007, then I just can't rally behind him as our GM.

JimBo certainly wasn't good when drafting players outside of Dunn and Kearns, and DanO's only semi claim to fame will be Homer Bailey. Hopefully Krivsky will reverse that trend.

marcshoe
01-10-2007, 06:55 PM
Not a fan of Bruce or Votto?

Highlifeman21
01-10-2007, 07:12 PM
Not a fan of Bruce or Votto?

I think Votto is overrated compared to the hype, and I really can't form an opinion about Bruce until he's had a full season at AA or AAA.

Superdude
01-13-2007, 01:08 AM
I thought Bowden picked Votto? Wasn't '04 Dan O's first draft?

bradmu
01-13-2007, 03:29 AM
We can't really give a final grade for Dan-o's drafts just yet, but from the way things are shaping up, his few years here actually turned out some very solid draft picks. You start with Bruce and Bailey. as well, there are quite a few other guys drafted after them who are very promissing.

Reds Nd2
01-13-2007, 03:57 AM
....then Bowden traded for another one in Wily Mo Pena...

As others have pointed out, JimBo and DanO gave us gifts that just keep on giving.
Willy Mo Peņa begat depth in the outfield. Depth in the outfield begat Bronson Arroyo.

redsmetz
01-13-2007, 10:14 AM
I thought Bowden picked Votto? Wasn't '04 Dan O's first draft?

Yes, that would be correct. Votto was drafted in '03 and Bowden et al were fired in July of '03. Nice catch.