Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
The Reds traded Denorfia for millions of dollars and two pitchers who have only grossed the Reds more cash (McBeth got the Reds $10,000 on a waiver claim, and Jukich has gotten the Reds $25,000+ through the rule five draft). At the time, people were very frustrated by the trade of Denorfia, but so far, it's looking like it was the right thing to do. Of course, I'm sure some people will argue about the return it should've gotten the Reds, but nonetheless, it looks like it was a move that helped the Reds more than it hurt them.
Classic overreaction and over valuation of our own farm's players. It happens all too frequently round here. It was once Rosales was a better prospect than Bailey. It was the mighty Denorfia. The great Kearns. The legendary Wily Mo Pena. Dustin Moseley, Calvin Medlock, Carlos Guevera, etc etc etc.. And most recently, its Cy Young Stewart. We get too attached on some level to guys in our system, overrate our own players, buy into the hype way too much. Its hard to inflect and be objective about your favorite team's prospects - it really is. Thats why I try not to lament the loss of a prospect, because time and time again, history has shown that a lot of them fall from grace. I'm particularly bewildered by the Zach Stewart thread reaching huge proportions. Guy has some serious question marks. I like his chances to be a regular, but who knows if its going to be as a starter or a reliever.. with an outside chance of not being a regular at all.
In any case, I think I'm going to call this "Denorfia Syndrome" - and I have a feeling the next guy that will fall into this category is Dorn. There's also an outside shot of Heisey joining this storied group of overrated/overhyped redszone favorite that doesn't quite live up to redszone billing.