Re: Reds focused on acquiring bullpen help
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Thanks for the nasty comments and distortions. Very helpful.
It is pretty hard to avoid having a top farm system when you have a top-five pick every year for a decade.
Top five in the first round, top five in the second round (almost like getting another first rounder), top five in the third round...
Getting great prospects in the draft every year is a great way to make a front office look smart. That is how they can be so foolish as to lose a super-stud like Josh Hamilton for nothing and still have lots of talent to spare.
Since the Reds have not gotten top-five picks at nearly the rate of the Rays it really isn't feasible to expect the Reds to follow the Rays' "model" with any hope of success.
That's a perfunctory look at the Rays that doesn't provide enough depth to offer any real analysis.
There's nothing nasty meant by this statement either.
"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