Re: Reds to relax rules in farm system (3/5)
It is easy to say that low A ball primary purpose is to develop players. The reality is that very few of these players will make it to the majors. A system which constains players actually can cause them not to develop.
As a frequent attendee at Dayton games, I was tired of watching a young pitcher pitch 4 or 5 good innings and then be replaced by a player who immediately lost the game by giving up 4 or 5 runs in his first inning. Other minor league teams did not operate under these constraints. Let's not do anything to cause a player to not develop, but where does our minor league system rate with the teams that did not force artificial constaints?
Every player is different. Let them play their game. Just remember players such as Yogi Berra. When the Yankees tried to get Yogi to be more selective at the plate, his comment was that he could not hit and think at the same time.