Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
That's only a fair comparison to other teams' "approaches" if you take away their top prospects, too.
Yeah, the Reds have been pretty bad lately, but not bad enough to be in the top 5 picks of the draft -- where the draft gold can generally be found. The Reds have been bad, but they haven't rebuilt.
We're not talking about "prospects," we're talking about one arm who's thrown 60 excellent innings (but still just 60) at an advanced level in the minor leagues.
People are banking on Homer as an unequivocal sure thing; that's a very scary notion. I think we fans should probably prepare for the kid to take a step backward this year; it's very likely that he will, and that's not taking anything away from him necessarily.