good move IMO, he will do well.
Nice to hear. I always like it when old ballplayers return to their old teams. Welcome back Ken!
Its always nice to have a Griffey who enjoys being around the club.
I wonder if this will help the Reds get Ken Griffey Jr....
I'm in the wrong decade. We did that once already.
Redsí top prospects need to bide time with Dragons
By Marc Katz, Staff Writer
Updated 11:38 PM Sunday, November 15, 2009
When Ken Griffey Sr. was added to the Dayton Dragons staff last week, it marked the completion of the most major league-experienced staff in the teamís 11 seasons.
Griffey, manager Todd Benzinger and pitching coach Tony Fossas spent nearly four decades in the majors, and all appear able to relate to younger players.
So congratulations to the parent Reds for assembling the staff.
Now, how about the players? A year ago, everyone in the organization knew the Reds were dumping on Dayton, a location where theyíre trying to build Reds fans.
Nearly half the 2009 Reds played at one time in Dayton, and next season, that number should go over the halfway mark.
Increasingly, however, the Reds are bypassing their best prospects past the Dragons, so Dayton doesnít get to see them, and doesnít get to win.
The Reds say they are trying to develop prospects, not win at the minor-league level.
Well, howís that working out? For each of the last nine seasons, the Reds have compiled a losing record. Why not develop a prospect who knows how to win?
Itís time to draft better and place those prospects better. Itís time to win some games in the minors. Love seeing Benzinger, Griffey and Fossas in the dugout. Want to see a few like them on the field.
Is it even worth posting anything Marc Katz writes?