Re: Reds, Encarnacion Work Out Deal
Originally Posted by Ron Madden
As everyone here probably knows, I'm one of Edwins biggest fans.
We have heard from every Manager EE has ever had that nobody works harder or cares more about improving his game than Edwin.
Yet it's so easy for many of us to forget the circumstances in which Edwin has been learning his trade. EE was thrown from the frying pan into the fire at a very young age. Most of his lessons learned have been at the highest level of the game. (and he has done well) We forget he is only a few months older than Joey Votto.
I hope and pray he gets off to a good start in 2009 or the local media will slip the noose around his neck so that the fanbase might hang him.
We're not likely to find out until he goes elsewhere but does this speak to the Reds' quality of instruction? Sure, some players can't be "fixed" and sure, there are good instructors who don't "reach" everyone. But it seems to me that the Reds really have problems developing fundamentally sound players.
"Bring on Rod Stupid!"