Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Except that Martinez is one of the top prospects in baseball often compared to Pedro in his mechanics and is a better pitcher...
I can also tell you right now that the Reds do not have someone like Oscar Taveras waiting in the wings. The Reds have proven though that they are a draft and development machine so I would expect them to get near the top in terms of farm rankings relatively quickly.
I wouldn't mike. They will stay compettitive to dominant on the major league level, but Walt jocketty doesn't much care about minor league players. I discussed this is in the off season with scrap irony and others. Walt drafts and trades, it is his m.o. look at gregarious. Right now Harvey and miller are doing well in the nl Roy race but I think Gregorious may come out on top. As of right the reds top pitcher is in single A and top hitting prospect is a single tool prospect strugglingling in triple A. It is his M.O. don't get me wrong reds fans, Walt is a great GM, but he will have his Mark Milder with you, its just a matter of time.