Originally Posted by Benihana
FWIW, you also panned the Leake pick last year because you thought the Reds were cheaping out. Not trying to call you out, but I do think you have exhibited a track record for suspecting ulterior motives and not giving the current scouting regime enough credit.
Absolutely I did and still do really, though to be fair I was much more down on the Boxberger pick than the Leake pick because again they could have made a better pick in my opinion. But I don't think what I have brought up here is an alterior motive and haven't suggested that they drafted Grandal strictly
because he can communicate with Aroldis. Apparently that is just what people are skimming thru my post and coming up with. But as I told Reds1869 I'll look over the available scouting reports I have access to and see if I missed something on Grandal.
As far as the scouting regime I'll give them extra
credit (because I have given them credit where/when it's due) when they earn it. Personally I think they are a bit too conservative which is fine but every once in a while I'd like to see them go after a guy with 5 tool talent and develop them.