Originally Posted by Salukifan2
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.
completely disagree with you. Walt hasn't built the Reds anything like he did in SL where he had a lot more money to work with. Cincy still doesn't have the draw or market area the Cards do nor as good media deals. Walt has been very farm friendly. Trading abundant prospects is smart yet the Reds also have a number of homegrown players. Gregorious was the key to landing Choo...that was a decision made by Towers more than anything. If Cozart had been their choice he'd have been the one gone. Getting Choo was the target not which SS prospect it took. Walt is a great GM because he can adapt his strategy to fit his teams finances and market. And yeah with Cast and Walt the Reds are repeating history...taking Cards management and retooling...just like when Howsam came.Cards and Reds have had symbiotic relationship since the days of the beer barons of the 1890s with Van der Ahe and Hermann.