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Chip R
02-08-2009, 03:02 PM

02-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Great stuff. Thanks for the posting that Chip.

I liked this question:

DL: Jay Bruce and Johnny Cueto have worn Dragons uniforms in recent years. Of the players who have not yet reached the major leagues, who has impressed you the most?

GM: There is a great group of former Dragons that you will likely see with the Reds within the next one to two years. Center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Chris Valaika are probably the closest, and right behind them are infielder Todd Frazier and third baseman Juan Francisco. Then, third baseman Neftali Soto is in the next wave. There is also a group of players that came through Dayton that have been slightly under the radar but might also turn out to be outstanding major league players, like outfielder Chris Heisey, pitchers Carlos Fisher and Jordan Smith, and shortstop Zack Cozart. Then you also have a group of former Dragons who have already gotten a little big-league time, like pitcher Daryl Thompson, outfielder Chris Dickerson, infielders Paul Janish and Adam Rosales, and catcher Ryan Hanigan. That's a lot of players to come through here over the last two or three years.