Congratulations and thanks to all who contribute here.
Guys and gals, I'm very impressed with how much you contribute to the shared knowledge of the REDS' minor league system. Especially REDSZONE for maintaining the continuity that it has taken for this to develop.
It has been over the decades very difficult to find good information about a team's minor league systems. The Major League team's own websites don't even seem to care very much as evidenced by the lack of information available through them.
It makes no sense as the 25-man Major League team is just the tip of the iceberg where the majority of the iceberg rests throughout it's minor leagues.
I'd give all of you rep points if I could, so I'm doing this instead. I love this part of baseball. Please continue. Thanks.
Now, would you who again I am thanking, and who watch on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis the minor league transactions, please give me your opinion on how well you think that Krivsky is doing on balancing out and improving the minor league system, based on how much time he's had and keeping in mind that he didn't have much to trade with in order to stock the system with better players.
Re: Congratulations and thanks to all who contribute here.
Krivksy seems to have done much better than initially thought with his first draft. At the time, I HATED the Stubbs pick. He was the one guy I did not want. I didn't care who we took, just didn't want him. Well, after a few days I came around to taking him and now I am fine with the pick. However I think the Reds got two steals in that draft. Chris Valaika and Sean Watson are absolutely dominating their competition, and while you can say 'they seem old for the league', they actually arent. They are both 21, which is the average age of the MWL.
I think with what Dano left him with, some solid talent, and what he did with his draft the farm system is actually in pretty good shape. We aren't the Devil Rays or anything.... but we aren't the 2004 Reds either....