Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
I understand the argument to be made for this, but to me this sounds like last winter when there were those who said the Reds could learn from the Marlins or Pirates.
Bad teams should be looking to add talent to their roster, not ditch all of it for prospects. Certainly there are times when you want to fill out your system with talented prospects. But you can't trade ALL of your major league players for prospects.
I'm not sure if it would be feasible for them to be able to add enough major league talent to be competitive this year. If they had tried hard enough, they may have been able to get the right players to squeak out a mediocre team. I think they'd rather just trust in their scouting department.. possibly getting another #1 overall pick in next year's draft (we see what the Nationals did with that 5 years ago) and trusting their scouting department knows what it's doing while they wait for Carlos Correia to develop