Originally Posted by Salukifan2
No he didn't. Look at his drafts between 2000 and 2007. They were awful. I'm not interested in having this discussion again. If I am right the future will show it and if I am wrong the future will show it.
Truth of the matter is Gregarious is gone and he may end up being an all-star this year. jocketty is leveraging the cincy farm at an alarming rate.
Heed my warning is all I ask, don't simply dismiss it because this is a cards thread
Players drafted by the Cardinals between 2000-2007:
Chris Narveson (traded for Larry Walker)
Blake Hawksworth (traded for Ryan Theriot)
Clayton Mortenson (part of Holliday trade)
So Jocketty drafted the current Cardinals catcher, probably the best in the game, their 1B, 2B, SS, CF, #2 starting pitcher and closer. Plus, 16 other major leaguers.
For comparison sake, here is what the Rays, who many consider to be the best at drafting and developing players, drafted in that same time period:
The last two years yielded a boatload of talent, and this might be better than the Cards in the same time period. However, when you factor in the fact that the Cardinals drafted between 15-30 in most of those drafts and the Rays drafted between 1-3 in most of those drafts, never drafting higher than 8, the Cardinals did pretty well.
Your story simply doesn't match up with the facts.
(Btw, I feel really dirty having to defend the Cardinals. Ewwwwww)