Re: This organization has come a long way
Wrt the weak minor league system. It's much easier to rebuild a depleted minor league system, when you have a very competetive major league team. In general there isn't the itch to move guys up to the majors (Hamilton, I know) before they are ready which reverberates into moves all the way down the minor league system most times. Players are promoted as they are ready. So while the Reds minor league system may be in the weaker ranks of the MLB right now, I don't expect that to last long. IMHO All we need is a few strong drafts and we'll be back in business.