People used to list the future rotation like it was a given, with Howington, Aramboles, Moseley, Gruler and Basham/Hall being the ticket to future success. Supposedly immortals like Ben Shaffar, Luke Hudson, Seth Etherton, Josh Thigpen, Phil Dumatrait were key pickups as well. Your mind would reel at the ridiculous expectations placed on D.J. Mattox. Brandon Claussen's major league success was considered incontestable dogma of the Reds faith.
The site's been big on catchers who can't hit. Craig Tatum now gets the love once given to Sardinha and Miguel Perez.
Oddly Reds prospects who have made it -- Scott Williamson, Jason LaRue, Aaron Boone, Edwin Encarnacion, etc. -- tend to be targets of criticism. It's almost like if you do make it to the majors and contribute in some positive fashion that there's something wrong with you.