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    Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Ha! Ha! Ha! He ranked them behind the Diamondbacks and right in front of the Cubs.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Keith Law continues to show why he is an idiot. I have no clue how that guy has a job covering baseball. Did he interview with the Reds and they turned him down or something? Because it sure seems like he has a vendetta against anything related to the Reds. Remember when he said Harang was just a #4 starter? LOL. Idiot.
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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Keith Law continues to show why he is an idiot. I have no clue how that guy has a job covering baseball. Did he interview with the Reds and they turned him down or something? Because it sure seems like he has a vendetta against anything related to the Reds. Remember when he said Harang was just a #4 starter? LOL. Idiot.
    His reasoning for the Reds being one of the worst farm systems in the game is the fact that Devin Mesaraco had a bad season. I guess no one else mattered.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    I think he has a point. The system has many question marks.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    The Reds system is somewhere in the 12-17 range. I think 14/15 is fair.
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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I think he has a point. The system has many question marks.
    Have you seen the Diamondbacks system? Dallas Buck would rank in the top 5 in that system.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The Reds system is somewhere in the 12-17 range. I think 14/15 is fair.
    Cincy doesn't have much in the way of proven high level talent. That will severly hurt them in these types of rankings for 2009.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Cincy doesn't have much in the way of proven high level talent. That will severly hurt them in these types of rankings for 2009.
    J.J. Cooper of Baseball America seems to be pretty high on the Reds system. He noted that they have very good depth and pointed out that nobody produces a Jay Bruce, Johnny Cueto, and Joey Votto every year. Naturally the Reds system is going to drop off some after graduating three talents like that (plus another top 10 prospect in Homer Bailey).

    There's a chance the Reds could receive some help from Alonso, Frazier, Thompson, and maybe Stubbs by late 2009, early 2010. And don't forget Homer Bailey. He's no longer considered a prospect due to him losing his rookie status but there's still a chance he could put things together.
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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    J.J. Cooper of Baseball America seems to be pretty high on the Reds system. He noted that they have very good depth and pointed out that nobody produces a Jay Bruce, Johnny Cueto, and Joey Votto every year. Naturally the Reds system is going to drop off some after graduating three talents like that (plus another top 10 prospect in Homer Bailey).

    There's a chance the Reds could receive some help from Alonso, Frazier, Thompson, and maybe Stubbs by late 2009, early 2010. And don't forget Homer Bailey. He's no longer considered a prospect due to him losing his rookie status but there's still a chance he could put things together.
    They have some depth and potential, but it is hard to really project a system where their best players are mostly unproven.

    The first rounders of the past few years have hurt the rankings. Alonso hasn't played yet and Stubbs/Mesoraco have question marks.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    I get the impression that keith law just does enough work to keep a paycheck

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    They have some depth and potential, but it is hard to really project a system where their best players are mostly unproven.

    The first rounders of the past few years have hurt the rankings. Alonso hasn't played yet and Stubbs/Mesoraco have question marks.
    Alonso having a small track record of 150 PA doesn't matter really. These guys know what he is capable of. He isn't a high school kid without a track record. He is an ACC College Baseball player without a long pro track record. Big difference.

    Still, its funny how far things range in terms of where they rank. I have seen them as high as 12 and as low as 26. Thats a HUGE disparity that simply shouldn't happen.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Ranking systems is stupid if you are punished for providing a bunch of youth to the the big league roster the year before. That should be taken into account.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    all ranking should have a disclaimer that tells how you lean when you rank.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Brewers
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    GAP
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    Thats our division. Take it for what its worth.

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    Re: Keith Law (Organizational Rankings) Reds ranked 26th

    Hilarity. I hope he's willing to review these rankings about 3 years from now.
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