Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
Has there been much positive in the Reds organization ...at all this week?
These slow starts drive me crazy but it is a long season..I know.
discouraging. We all know that the farms are almost entirely about development, not winning, but for those of us who have an interest, that interest is harder to maintain when you call up the boxes every night and it's lose, lose, lose. Sheesh. And of course, the losing runs parallel with weak production.
That said, there have been distinct bright spots this year, especially in the young pitchers like Drew Cisco and Sal Romano. Rogers has been sharp. Crabbe has been encouraging. Tucker Barnhart has played well. Bryson Smith continues to hit. Yorman has pleased. And don't forget that Cingrani has already been mined and may be back. All in all, though, the performances have been pretty dispiriting. Obviously it's extremely early. So there's that.