Re: I'd put our top 5 prospects up against anyone's...
Originally Posted by BRM
Four of those guys were drafted/signed by the Dan O'Brien regime, correct? I think Votto was drafted by Bowden's crew.
He did what he said he would do. I know he is hated on this board but you have to admit he did exactly what he said he would do. If he had had 5 years of drafting we just might have ended up as a top team for a long time. I really can't fault the guy for some of the stuff that happened under him because it seems looking back that Uncle Carl had a goal that was not consistant year to year. One year it was build with the farm and the next it was here is $30 million now go sign a pitcher. I believe you have to have a goal that is consistant for the long haul. If you want to win "this year" then you have to do like the Reds are doing this year. If you want to win over the long run you do what the Marlins did this past winter. It has been a long time since we had an owner that I truly believe in but I believe that Cast is one of the best owners in baseball.
Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.