Originally Posted by Aronchis
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.
Any prospect could just be hype, but Wieters is a far better prospect than whatever falls to us. And it's not close. I'm not saying the Reds need to generally have a higher budget, but they should be willing to pay a little extra to get a massively better prospect if it means trimming some extra money off the next year's payroll.
If the Reds aren't willing to spend the budget on a talent upgrade, then there is a major problem. Krivsky has said he wants to focus on building a good farm system, so here's a chance. If he wants to build the farm system, then he needs to be willing to spend the money neccessary in the draft. If they aren't willing to go after a guy like Wieters, then they are already 2 steps backwards in the developmental system. Again, if Krivsky can't see that a major prospect upgrade is worth more than some bullpen stiffs, then the Reds are basically hopeless.