Re: Reds catching 2013 and after
Developing talent sometimes seems difficult for the Reds. Stubbs was a good example of this, and Mes is falling into that category as well. A lot of their high profile prospects have sputtered (Duran, Yorman, Stubbs etc.)
Now the obvious reaction to that is Joey Votto, but he took a long time to develop. Or rather maybe he took the right amount of time, reaching the major leagues at age 24. He was also developed in the regimes prior to this one, so maybe that has something to do with it. Frazier is 27 and just now getting a fulltime job at one position. Cozart, same thing. Got the fulltime job at age 26. Both have significant holes in their games.
I just wonder about the development philosophy.
"don't end up with a grandson with a dog collar."