Re: Reds move up on BA's organization report cards
Originally Posted by mbgrayson
This is simply not true. Here are the 2005 minor league records compared to 2006:
2006 v 2005 Reds minor league system comparison
In the past, one of the big hits on the Reds farm system was that their farm teams were losing more than winning, at many different levels. One way to compare overall strength of systems is to look at win-loss records of the various teams.
AAA Louisville 75-68 (+9 wins)
AA Chattanooga 81-59 (+28 wins)
High A Sarasota 66-73 (+1 win)
A Dayton 67-73 (+7 wins)
Rookie Billings 51-25 (+8 wins)
GCL Reds 18-34 (-4 wins)
2006 Overall 358-332 (+49 wins) (.519 winning %)
AAA Louisville 66-78
AA Chattanooga 53-83
High A Sarasota 65-67
A Dayton 60-79
Rookie Billings 43-33
GCL Reds 22-32
2005 Overall totals 309-372 (.454 winning %)
Overall, winning 49 more games, and having winning records at 3 of 6 levels, including AA and AAA, is a real improvement. Also it is worth noting that 5 of the 6 teams had better records than 2005.
My bad on forgetting that Louisville had a winning record. So that's still losing teams in High A, Low A and the GCL (half the affiliates). Mixed bag would have been a fairer statement. We're still not talking prospect-laden teams here.
I agree that progress was made, but it's far from where the organization needs to go.
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Last edited by M2; 12-18-2006 at 04:25 PM.