Re: Reds worst team in MLB at getting draft picks to the bigs?
This is the area that I was and am most concerned with in both Dan O'Brien and Wayne Krivsky. I don't care much about the Major League club in comparison to turning the entire organization into a continuous influx of quality players to the Major League club.
Looking at the current state of the Organizational Depth Chart, I think we're getting there. It's not about drafting the players, but developing them that counts. Clearly the problem was in the development of the players not the drafting of them.
The REDS' problems were in the coaches and management decisions on how to develop players.
Compare who was in responsibility areas surrounding player development before Dan O'Brien and who came after him and who's in there now.
Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."