The article seems to downgrade the Reds because of Jocketty and his opposition to fully embrace the analytical aspect of baseball.
He’ll do a pretty good job of putting together a roster, but he’s not going to create sustainable long term advantages that can make up for their mid-market payroll size.
I guess what confuses me is he did this in St. Louis. He built a winner and a team who has been relevant for almost every year over the past decade. To me this seems more like sour grapes towards Jocketty and his ways.
I give him a pass on the minor league aspect of things. What hurts the Reds is that they don't have much top end talent. And as he mentions Alonso is a 1b only blocked by the teams best player. In order to get a true judge of talent you almost need to focus on minor league baseball only.