Re: Update on Chris Gruler
The Gruler decision was something else, there was also Prince Fielder who of course the Reds were interested in and was the 3rd choice. They even admitted Kazmir would be quicker to the league, possibly as a franchise closer(which may end up being his best role).
I don't buy "The Reds couldn't afford" Kazmir line either. Dunn knew Kazmir personally and told the Reds "he would be signed" if drafted, if it meant waiting to sign during fiscal year 2003. I think that is a line the media uses to defend Jim Bowden who made the final decision to draft Gruler after the scouts were deadlocked.
I don't cry a minute that Bowden and his subpar associates are gone. The Reds have had 2 dillies in a row. Hopefully Krivsky provides something more.