Re: Fan Graph's baseball has Reds as 24th best organization
Originally Posted by osuceltic
A lot of the teeth-gnashing about the Reds comes down to people -- including some here -- simply not agreeing with the WAY the Reds build the team. Whether the major league team wins or not is secondary to them. If the Reds win this season, they'll shrug it off as a fluke and unsustainable.
Couldn't the gnashing of teeth about the way the Reds build a team be the result of having a burning desire to see the Reds win? That's kind of the point of caring about the process isn't it?
Think about it. If seeing the team win is secondary to the process, wouldn't it be more likely that a person would gravitate to whatever team best fit their "model" rather than adopting a team that isn't doing things "their" way and gnashing teeth over it?
If a person doesn't really care about a team, why would they gnash teeth over them?
"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