Kind of a random question based on a question popping back into my head this morning, and was interested to hear what the general board feeling was on this subject:
How much should the local Cincy sports media know about the Reds Minor leaguers?
I ask, because they often know far less than me, and I certainly don't consider myself much of an expert, just somebody that reads this board. Today, Ken Broo was on Willie's show and the subject of Bronson came up, and who the Reds could/should bring up. Now I don't really expect Willie to be on top of the subject, but I would think Ken Broo should better versed than he showed this afternoon. He mentioned Maloney, no error there, then mentioned a fast tracked prospect from last year's draft Zachary Taylor that just got called up to AAA. Most of this board has been informed that Stewart (not Taylor) has approached his total innings from last year and is just being slowed down a tad to avoid long term injury, hence the move back to the pen, and no chance he shows up in Cincy at any point this season.
While I think Ken Broo should be aware of this as well, its far from the worst scenerio I've seen played out regarding the Reds minor leaguers and the local sports media. Last year, on Extra Innings none the less, Doc Rogers was asked about the Reds farm system, specifically about Drew Stubbs. Doc made the comment that he'd never heard of Stubbs, and couldn't really comment on it. How does the host of Extra Innings not have some familarity w/ a recent #1 selection of the Reds?
I'm sure others can offer more stories where the local media leaves us scratching our head when commenting on any minor leaguer. I don't expect them to have the same level of familarity that someone like Doug does, but I certainly would expect them to have a handle of the basics, and then some.
What are other's thoughts? should we expect more, not that we'll get it anytime soon until the CTR generation (and guys who know how to find/read about the Reds minor leaguers) finds itself ontop of the local sports media scene as the go to guys