Re: Ondrusek optioned, Partch up.
Originally Posted by Cedric
Relievers are here today and gone tomorrow. Logan and Jordan Smith are just two examples of how fans over value relievers. JJ Hoover is likely to be the next in that line.
Agree with the first point, but not with comparing Hoover to Ondrusek and Smith. Hoover strikes guys out, Ondrusek and Smith rely purely on the defense behind them and eventually that luck runs out.
"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."