Re: Fan Graph's baseball has Reds as 24th best organization
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
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.
Actually the situation surrounding Jocketty getting pushed out of the FO in St Louis is pretty well documented.
I think the assertion that the Reds are undergoing a meaningful paradigm shift is a very contentious one here on Redszone. That's been discussed quite a bit on here since the holiday season.
Jocketty does value defense and perhaps that is a reason for some of the moves he's made but certainly how effectively he is going about roster building is a source of great debate amongst Reds fans.
To ding Cameron on that point is really cutting a very wide swath of Reds nation too....
"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