Re: John Sickels' Top 20 Reds Prospects
These guys kill me. "Muddled?"
Sickels seems to be saying that the collection of prospects -- both hitters and pitchers -- are "muddled" because they are a mix of solid role-playing/pitchability types and unpolished high ceiling types. Isn't that the kind of diversity universally known to prospects? I mean seriously, he can't be suggesting that a team should have one kind and only one kind of prospect.....
As for the tired complaint about the Rolen trade... it should be expected that a team with a decidedly young core among its position players will seek to support that core with veteran leadership. Assuming that a team with a young core is somehow mismatching its roster by mixing in a solid vet is like thinking that because protein is good for you that's all you need to eat. Come on, since when is trading 2 prospects from one's top 20 a "muddled" approach? If there's anything muddled here, it's Sickels' "analysis."
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Last edited by lollipopcurve; 01-15-2010 at 10:41 AM.