Re: Reds move up on BA's organization report cards
ok, stupid take the first pitch aside, I liked the tandem starter idea. Problem is DanO let his underlings bully him into dropping it. Truth is after it was instituted, Surgeries were on the decline. In that regard, it worked. That doesn't mean that just regular pitch limits won't, but at least it was outside the box thinking. I can't fault that too much.
Taking the first pitch though... Why would you broadcast that? And why for every AB? Maybe first time facing a pitcher it might have some merit, but AB's 2,3 and 4? just silly.
But DanO did draftat least 2 potential stars in Bailey and Bruce. Also his regime produced Wood, Cueto, and LeCure. And no major league contracts to minor league players. another plus.
So far, Krivsky has had a pheh draft and a good March and April on the trade/FA front. I'm patient, but there seems to be no real discernable method to his moves. He seems to be adding defense, but all the defense is just going to make horrible pitchers a little less horrible. There is no Number 3 starter, or number 1 if you prefer. Bailey won't get more than a cup of coffee in September. And there is nobody at AA or AAA ready to be a starter for the Reds.
The lower minors is looking better, But that is because of DanO, not Krivsky.
How odd it is to type that.
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