My jaw has yet to return to it's normal position. This is so unexpected.
"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."
I would like to think that Cueto and Volquez, at the least, have shown just how valuable they are and will not be dealt.
I wonder now about them dealing Adam, though...
Don't like to see the organization undergo another upheaval -- let's see if Jocketty wants to bring in a new set of advisors, scouting directors, etc..... if so, it'll feel to me like they're just not gaining any traction toward sustainable success.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
Hope Springs Eternal
Man, I knew there'd be hell to pay after letting Castro go.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Well at least we wont have to worry about an infusion of those sabermatronics things just yet.
"This isn’t stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
No way that Bob woke up and decided now was the time to fire Wayne, he had to have had it in mind for a long time, should have just done it over the offseason when Walt became available.
Comforting I suppose that dysfunction will continue to be a Reds tradition.
Yeah, its a curious move.
Lots of valleys and peaks in the curve, but its general trend was up.
Has a Bill Bergesch to Murray Cook feel to it.
and the fans
This is very Steinbrenner-ish of Cast and the Reds. Not sure if I like it or not- it smacks a bit of over-reaction at this point in the season.
I had heard through the grapevine that there is "no way in the world" that Jocketty wanted to be GM, and he was very happy with the position he was in. Guess that was wrong!