Re: They Were Reds: A Tribute
Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
25-year-old Cody Ross was given up by the Reds for basically nothing at a time when he would have been plenty useful to the Reds. Heck, he'd still be a better option in left field than what we've run out there this year. The following year, in more than 200 major league plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .335/.411/.653, and has since has had a very respectable career as a decent 3rd outfielder and outstanding 4th outfielder.
This transaction will not be listed on Wayne Krivsky's curriculum vitae.
Plus we had room for a 4th outfielder at the time when Ross was dealt behind Dunn, Kearns, and Griffey, only Krivsky decided to keep another guy over Ross. That guy?
35 year old Quinton McCracken
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."