Originally Posted by MaineRed
The Twins are closer to the Marlins but it also helps when you have homegrown kids like Mauer and Liriano on top of what might be the best pitcher in baseball. The Reds can't trade Larue and bring up Joe Mauer and we can't dump Eric Milton and call up Francisco Liriano. The Twins are young but they still count on Luis Castillo, Torri Hunter, Brad Radke and Joe Nathan. At the start of the year they were counting on Rondell White.
If the Reds want to go with kids like the Marlins, Twins and Tigers, I think they should build up the farm system to match those teams first.
The Twins got Liriano as a throw in from the Giants in the Nathan deal. Those are the deals that Krivsky needs to be finding for the Reds to get better.