Re: Tough decisions looming for Reds
Originally Posted by SteelSD
Affeldt? No reason for him to be anywhere near this franchise at 3M dollars. It's like the Reds mis-judged the offseason auction for talent and then bid higher than they needed to in order to acquire a player they already had.
Affleldt's signing reveals a few things. First, they have a deficiency when it comes valuating major league talent. Second, Affeldt is really the down side of Krivsky's reliance on scouting. The Reds paid $3M for stuff.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner