Originally Posted by Salukifan2
As he did in stl. Once again. Parallels. One day johnny cueto and latos are gonna cost close to 20mil a piece. Alot of these reds are.gonna get real expensive. Especially when you really want to sign someone but you cant because youre paying 38 yr old votto 26 mil per.
Jocketty can learn from his time in st louis and make sure he keeps a strong organizational base or he can start signing aging and underperforming players, hoping they have a rennaissance, like he started doing after '05.
Hoping he doesnt do the latter twice is something reds fans should agree with
That's a good point, but no team can stay good forever. Especially with the new slotted draft system. I don't have the numbers but if you look at entire draft classes for a given year, not many of them eventually become good starters. When a team starts drafting at the end of the first round, it's pretty difficult to be in the top farm system in baseball.
I also think the Reds have been great under Buckley/Jocketty at taking risks.
2 of our best prospects now.. Hamilton and Cingranni were not as well thought of by the rest of baseball at the time of the draft. Great scouting by the Reds. Now obviously, not all picks like this are going to work out, but the Reds have done an incredible job of grabbing the best available player in the draft.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!