Re: 5-11 Minor League Recap
Yeah, Cordero, Street and others haven't had the same problems. We'll check how the last crop of quick to the majors college relievers do with Devine and Hansen. But I am not too quick to blame the rush job theory for Wagner either. I am not sure how much had to do with Don Gullett because lots of folks believe that as well. The injury idea is quite plausible, especially here.
Yes, 2003's draft was terrible, Wagner had nice stuff and pedigree it seemed but still seemed such a waste to spend the 14th or 15th pick on him. Seems I remember Chad Billingsley and Jeff Francis there among others who have turned out quite well. Gardner and Pauly certainly could have helped the class look better. Cornell was the guy from Ohio University who was really hyped and was hurt and never threw one pitch for the Reds, right? Wasn't Chris Dickerson in the 2003? If so, he's by far the top guy from the class now. Bet no one thought that'd be the case in three years back in 2003.