Re: Your Top 10 prospects in the Reds system?
SC, the Reds won't bat 1.000 on the pitching prospects or anything close to it. They'd do well to hit .250 in that regard.
Most of their better pitching prospects are still two, three, even four years away on top of that. Even Claussen, the most advanced of all the team's pitching prospects, probably will require a sound thrashing in the majors in 2005 before he figures out how to thrive at that level.
Failing to take those things into consideration, something the Reds have historically failed to do, just leads to more pitching by calamity. Sooner or later this organization has to stop operating on the unrealistic assumption that they're about to get terribly lucky.
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