Originally Posted by osuceltic
Or maybe the Reds don't make their draft selections based on Baseball America.
I'm sorry, but these are two highly rated young baseball players. Who gives a flying fig how they're rated among the "media experts?" All that matters is how the Reds rate them.
Last I checked, no one's got Ahrens rated in front of Dominguez, not one source anywhere.
I'm cool with it if the Reds think otherwise, they'd just better be right.
And since Ahrens has been associated with the Reds' pick for quite some time (dating back to when he was a borderline first rounder) now you'd have to be pretty naive not to think signability is a factor here.
Signability picks can pan out. If Ahrens turns out to be an Adrian Gonzalez, kudos. If he turns out to be a Chad Mottola, enjoy your albatross necktie.