You either have it or you dont, Josh Hamilton proves that.. A stud like The Boss, can hit at any level, a pitcher is different you just cant throw them to the sharks they have to have their progressions.. Bruce and Votto need to be on the roster esp if Dunn or Griff gets traded..
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You have your points. I am sure Bruce is a player who can succeed at any level he plays at. The same can be said of any true five-tool player.However, that may not be true of all position players. I am sure there is a chance Kearns and Dunn' development might have been affected by their quick movement through the minors. I just am a cautious sort by nature(most of the time), and I want to make sure Bruce isn't rushed
Last edited by AmarilloRed; 07-27-2007 at 03:02 AM. Reason: Response to The Cowboy
Basically, the Reds drafted Gruler knowing they could sign him. Nevermind he wasn't qualified. And even though they signed him for a little bit under market value for the No. 3 pick, it was WAY overvalue for Chris Gruler.
And I still think they mishandled Howington. Or didn't do enough homework before they drafted him. A kid doesn't just completely break down that fast without a previous injury, or with some mishandling by the organization.
Kearns was affected by injuries. They actually started in AA.
I don't see how Adam Dunn would have had a BETTER major league career if he had stayed in the minors. He's clearly not going to change and he was a pretty valuable 21 year old.
Now...you can argue that the reds would have been better served keeping this guys in the minors in order to extract more value from the time the reds had salary control over them, but that's a different question. Bringing them up was still the right thing to do.
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