Originally Posted by Steve4192
I'm not indicting the player development system at all. The current administration of the Reds have done a fantastic job recently of bringing along young talent. I'm merely arguing that the farm is not in a good place RIGHT NOW, due in large part to their recent success at graduating guys to the major leagues and flipping prospects for major league talent.
I also think there are more than a few fans wearing rose-colored glasses when it comes to the current state of the Reds farm system. There is not a lot of talent down there right now. I have total faith that the Reds player development folks will turn it around in due course, but right now the Reds farm system is in the bottom half of the majors, maybe even the bottom third.
ok, that's a good point.. I didn't mean to call you out.. .Just the general tone of the thread. The farm is doing very well under the circumstances. We've harvested so much talent from it, I think it's reasonable to be in a relatively depleted state. I do agree with you that there's not a whole lot of quanity down there to get excited about though.
I get excited to see the Reds call up a guy like Lutz ahead of schedule and then see him do ok in the bigs. Sure beats calling up a useless guy like Negron. That was my point..
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