Re: Home Grown Team
Interesting topic. I consider it less important to have players make their way up to the big league club than it is to have a good big league club, so if talent needs to be traded away to achieve that, so be it. But this has gotten me to thinking about the real strength the Reds have right now, which seems to be the pitching staff and it's solid roots in the farm system. By far, the best thing to happen to the Reds has been the rebuilding of their farm, but now I'm wondering if the best thing really hasn't been more specifically the job they have done developing pitching. Out of their best two position players, Votto is home grown and Phillips was claimed from the Cleveland reject pile, but in terms of pitching, it's the home grown crew that has had the most effect, especially [Praying hands]with Bailey coming around[/Praying hands].
Dusty Baker, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.