Re: Fan Graph's baseball has Reds as 24th best organization
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
The article seems to downgrade the Reds because of Jocketty and his opposition to fully embrace the analytical aspect of baseball.
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.
Presumable Cameron is assuming Jocketty will operate under a different payroll situation than he had in St Louis.
"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