Originally Posted by paintmered
What good is drafting pitchers if they can't be developed properly in this organization?
I have no problems with the Reds going this route instead of screwing up another expensive young arm.
Teams that develop pitching always sell for higher value than teams that develop hitting.
Going on that proposition -- that pitching is exponentially more valuable than hitting -- it makes little sense to ever draft hitting with high draft picks unless you're absolutely certain it will produce a can't-miss hitter.
If the Reds can't develop pitching, then the people in charge of development need to be fired and replaced with those who can; the team can't just bury their heads in the sand and tell their fans it's just impossible so why try?