Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Delmon Young, the player who fell to Tampa because of their draft position, was converted to Garza.
They had a ton of pieces to work with because of their draft position; only recently did they start to pull off the trades that construct an actual team.
If they sustain it, they've got themselves a model. Otherwise, they've benefitted largely from the current drafting model as much as anything else.
This is one reason why I hate the Reds current model.
If you are going to suck, you may as well suck big time and be rewarded with a top 5 pick. Trying to "win now" and winning 75 games does nothing except worsen your draft spot and make you unsuccessful in executing your plan.
Be realistic with your expectations and your team will be better in the long run.