Originally Posted by OesterPoster
Also found this nugget about Butch Baccala.
1. Chris Gruler, rhp
Age: 19. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 200. Drafted: HS–Brentwood, Calif., 2002 (1st round). Signed by: Butch Baccala.
Background: The Reds were split on which high school pitcher to draft with the third overall pick in 2002: Gruler or Scott Kazmir. The consensus was that Kazmir had a higher ceiling, but his price tag was considered much higher as well.
Well, that's not a good start. I guess some of what figured into it was Carl Linder. Maybe the blame just got put on him.