I notice that Phil Hughes, Jaba Chamberlain, and now Ian Kennedy have done pretty well for the Yankees. Three recent draftees, brought up this year, helping.
Exactly what Reds draftee helped the team on the mound this year? I can't think of any.
With all the gushing around here for the good young talent in the Reds organization, there's hardly a one who ever comes through the Reds system to be an effective pitcher. Even this year's positives, Burton, Bray, Coutlangus, arguably Belisle, come from other organizations. Obviously Harang and Arroyo come from other teams. Brad Salmon showed some promise, but that's about all I can think of.
Bailey's situation right now appears questionable. Those last two outings in A-ball were frightening. He certainly wasn't ready with the big club.
This may explain the refusal by Krivsky to re-hire certain of the minor league staffers. When contrasted with the results of a system like the Yanks', you have to wonder.