Originally Posted by Benihana
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.
Not all of those guys were Top 100 guys the year they were drafted. Let's see what Winker and Travieso (and Rahier/Gelalich) do in their first year after the draft before getting into that. Specifically with Winker and Travieso, would you be surprised in the slightest if both of those guys are in the Top 100 next year given their scouting reports? I know I sure wouldn't.