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    Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    I glanced at the Transactions for today and notice among the list of non-roster Spring Training invitees for the Tigers is none other than Dane Sardinha. He'll be joining David Espinosa in the Tigers system.

    As I recall, Bowden did something with both of them in signing them that put them on the 40 man roster earlier than they would have (something similiar to what the Yankees did with Wily Mo, IIRC).

    Am I remembering that correctly?

    joe

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    That's it. Didn't work out all that well.

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    Yep, he signed them to major league contracts. I said at the time that it's hard enough having one of those contracts in the minors let alone two in the same draft....then Bowden traded for another one in Wily Mo Pena... Is it any surprise why our farm system is what it is?

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    I saw Espinosa play for Toledo.

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    As others have pointed out, JimBo and DanO gave us gifts that just keep on giving.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    yes but the Reds once got Sheldon Burnside from the Tigers. he was key

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsupport View Post
    yes but the Reds once got Sheldon Burnside from the Tigers. he was key
    That's what they told us, but his gaffes at Anteitam and Fredricksburg (particularly at Marye's Heights) were disasterous.

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    After the Ammy Draft this year, I will then pass full judgment on Wayne Krivsky.

    Selecting Stubbs was a little suspect for 2006, but if Wayne doesn't address a team need, or doesn't select the best available player when we're up in 2007, then I just can't rally behind him as our GM.

    JimBo certainly wasn't good when drafting players outside of Dunn and Kearns, and DanO's only semi claim to fame will be Homer Bailey. Hopefully Krivsky will reverse that trend.

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    Not a fan of Bruce or Votto?

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Not a fan of Bruce or Votto?
    I think Votto is overrated compared to the hype, and I really can't form an opinion about Bruce until he's had a full season at AA or AAA.

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    I thought Bowden picked Votto? Wasn't '04 Dan O's first draft?

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    We can't really give a final grade for Dan-o's drafts just yet, but from the way things are shaping up, his few years here actually turned out some very solid draft picks. You start with Bruce and Bailey. as well, there are quite a few other guys drafted after them who are very promissing.
    Hey Marty, This is Adam from Milwaukee...

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by noskill27 View Post
    ....then Bowden traded for another one in Wily Mo Pena...
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    As others have pointed out, JimBo and DanO gave us gifts that just keep on giving.
    Willy Mo Peņa begat depth in the outfield. Depth in the outfield begat Bronson Arroyo.
    "...You just have a wider lens than one game."
    --Former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky, on why he didn't fly Josh Hamilton to Colorado for one game.

    "...its money well-spent. Don't screw around with your freedom."
    --Roy Tucker, on why you need to lawyer up when you find yourself swimming with sharks.

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    Re: Reds Top 2 Draft Picks from 2000 Now With Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    I thought Bowden picked Votto? Wasn't '04 Dan O's first draft?
    Yes, that would be correct. Votto was drafted in '03 and Bowden et al were fired in July of '03. Nice catch.


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