Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I know. I think what one person hears as "harsh" another hears as "realistic" or "sobering." There tends to be some "prospect intoxication" after a draft, and I feel it has lasted a long time in some cases, even as players struggled on the field (Rahier, Rosa, Travieso). Which is not to say these players can't turn it around and become true top prospects -- and BA acknowledges that.
Agreed, but the thing is with the Reds, there has been good reason for the "intoxication" in the past:
Homer Bailey, Jay Bruce, Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier, Mike Leake, Billy Hamilton, Brad Boxberger, Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal and Robert Stephenson are all guys that were taken in the top 100 in years past, and proved (usually quickly) that they were taken with good reason.
It is both sobering and realistic to realize that's not going to happen every year, although it is a bit harsh/abrupt for it to come to a dead stop with the Reds through 4 guys taken all in the same year.