Originally Posted by Austin Kearns
My point is, that when there are potential difference makers in the draft that generally you can't afford, it is better to spend that extra money in the draft, rather than filling out the bottom of your roster.
If the plan was Stanton/Cormier/Saarloos is more valuable than the frm system, then the Reds have a massive hole in their plan.
Then complain to the FO you want lower payrolls or scouting budgets and higher draft budgets. Remember, we are talking about untested talent. A guy like Wieters may be nothing more than hype.
Low revenue teams fans like the Brewers and Reds have complained about "lack of budgets" for developmental signings for years now. Yet, the Reds after Marge got suspended moved from dead last in money for scouting in 1996 up to middle of the league by 2003 in money allocated to scouting. But the signing bonus's exploded during that period as well.