Re: Reds Managerial Obit for Jerry Narron "Baseball Guy"
The most frusterating thing is, this team isn't young. It's not like I can sit here and try to convince myself we are taking our lumps for the future. The one guy that was taking his lumps is EE, and he got shipped out.
Narron needs to go, and it's that simple. He's a bad manger.
With that being said, it's not all lost. There are some nice pieces up here, and in the minors.
Those 4 guys are studs. Belisle could be a decent starter too. Griffey is going to back gone either this year, or at the latest after next. I'll be shocked if Loshe is here after this year. Dunn is a question. Do we re up him or trade him either this year or next? I still like Billy Bray, but I haven't seen enough of him.
AAA has three huge pieces.
All 3 guys are close. Edwin is obviously the closest, followed by Joey and Homer. All 3 guys can be BIG parts of the Reds future. McBeth and Salmon are more of questions then answers, but they have the potential to contribute.
AA has some interesting pitchers (like Fisher), but lacks hitting. Medlock is another interesting reliever.
A+ has some real nice pieces, but they won't be here for a few years.
Obviously Bruce leads the pack. He's a monster. Cueto and Thompson are two very interesting, young pitchers.
Then there's low A who contain the likes of Watson and Stubbs and Valaika.
There's area where we are moving in the right direction, but we're still a long way off.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldn’t do it." - Brad Kullman