Originally Posted by Aronchis
I think the funny thing about Krivsky is, his desires to build "power arms" in the minors(not necessarily all "heat" either, but guys that can strikeout people) and muscle, but pretty much sign "easy" vets into the major league team.
I think that tells you what Krivsky thinks of the major league team's chances: Nill. He would rather spend money on placeholders who he can release,trade and cut rather than spend it on somebody because he thinks it won't help the Reds cross the goalline lowering financial costs to a lame duck team.
I suspect this year's draft will feature more guys that may have a pen career and are big fella's. Considering they were all newbies last year, I expect a better looking overall draft than last season. He has plenty of picks to work with.
And maybe that is one of the reasons why he is picking up a few of these guy he can easily release and/or cut with no huge commitment/strings attached? Because he is attempting to draft, acquire, re-build the farm system?
But I don't believe for one minute that Krivsky carries the attitude, that buoys his decision-making processes, that this teams chances are NIL. He won't be Castellini's GM for long if that were true.
And since he has had the job, how many of these "easy" vets has Krivsky signed that are starters, and not simply platoon and/or bench support? Conine, Hatteberg, Castro. When it comes to the bullpen, take a look around the majors. A vast majority of teams are signing these vets. They aren't being put out to pasture, and that may be due to a dire need that has become hard to fill by most teams.
What is "killing" a lot of teams this year is their bullpens.