Originally Posted by johngalt
Since O'Brien's taken over...
Can you honestly look at those two groups and say you'd rather have the first one?
And it's a little early to be writing off Wagner and Claussen after a combined two years of Major League service time.
You did leave out Russell Branyan, who was more productive in 2004 than anyone the Reds through out at 3B. Also left out was Jason Romano who does so little for me, I hate to even mention him. And please, let's not get into the draft (where Homer Bailey resides). Please?
The single player for whom I hold out hope for from that mix is Bubba Nelson. Otherwise, it's a mess of crud.
Basically, what O'Brien has done is move a pile of crud and acquired a pile of crud. Whoopee!