Re: Reds Standing firm.
The Reds organization has done a dreadful job of scouting the last 20 years. There is no denying it has had trouble developing prospects in that time period. We now have 4 prospects who look to be top prospects who will make a difference for a long time to come. I have heard many people say Votto will never be better than a league average first baseman, and he showed just the opposite in September. Bailey was brought up too early, and he suffered an injury that set him back in the summer. He showed us a good curve and a good fastball in September, but he still needs some time to work on his other off-spped pitches. Cueto has shown an ability to dominate each level, and excellent control. I have seen nothing from either pitching prospect to make me back up on the assertion that both will be front-line starters in a year or two. The biggest mistake we could mak is to trade all our top prospects for short-term gain.