Re: Fan Graph's baseball has Reds as 24th best organization
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
The future of no organization is guaranteed, nor especially well understood.
The lazy may not know that the Reds have a pretty talented young core and have announced a shift towards building speed and defense into their roster. Likewise, the lazy may not know the club has shifted gears dramatically in Latin America, going from non-players to spending as much as anyone there last year. Just to name the most obvious harbingers of the future in Cincinnati.
So, Cameron limits his evaluation pretty much to a judgment about how much the FO relies on analytics. And what does he really know about that? Just very little there, so far as I can see.
He considered ownership, the FO, the major league roster and the minor league system. It wasn't a "stats vs scouting" grade. I'm not sure why the automatic assumption is one of laziness?
"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