Re: Marc Katz: Stories of lol
I agree with him in this case. The Reds have one of the premier minor league franchises in baseball, 1 hour from Cincy. Part of being a good parent program is making sure that you take care of your crown jewel franchise.
Every top pick should spend a month in Dayton. First of all, it's a joy to play there, and it won't set any body back. Let's say they decide Leake could start at AA next season.
So they have him do April in Dayton, 2 weeks in Sarasota (or where ever) and then on to Carolina. Keeps Dayton franchise happy, gives Dayton fans a chance to see the top pick.