Originally Posted by oregonred
I think we agree but you went say off tangent to obviousville. Sure give me a few Cingrani's every year and life would be a breeze. However, low cost guys like Frazier and Mes (couldn't care less if homegrown or a 1st round pick) are a necessity on a small/mid market payroll trying to keep a talented are eligible core together.
We agree that Cingani's emergence is huge and easily the best Reds story of the year. He gives the Reds pay flex with the starting core for years down the road.
All I am saying is it is not enough for a player to be drafted, cheap, have some minor league success, and play a position. Finding the right cheaper players is an art and an important one.