Re: Fan Graph's baseball has Reds as 24th best organization
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?
Because he claimed there was no way to divine the direction the organization is heading, while the signs are clear to see. As usual, he defaults to "where do they stand re: 'analytics'?" and makes a judgment based on a tiff that happened years ago in a different place and about which he has no real information. Yeah, he wrote a lot of words, but some of us are just naturally windy.
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