good move IMO, he will do well.
Nice to hear. I always like it when old ballplayers return to their old teams. Welcome back Ken!
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.
Its always nice to have a Griffey who enjoys being around the club.
Cedric 3/24/08It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
I wonder if this will help the Reds get Ken Griffey Jr....
I'm in the wrong decade. We did that once already.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Reds’ top prospects need to bide time with Dragons
By Marc Katz, Staff Writer
Updated 11:38 PM Sunday, November 15, 2009
When Ken Griffey Sr. was added to the Dayton Dragons staff last week, it marked the completion of the most major league-experienced staff in the team’s 11 seasons.
Griffey, manager Todd Benzinger and pitching coach Tony Fossas spent nearly four decades in the majors, and all appear able to relate to younger players.
So congratulations to the parent Reds for assembling the staff.
Now, how about the players? A year ago, everyone in the organization knew the Reds were dumping on Dayton, a location where they’re trying to build Reds fans.
Nearly half the 2009 Reds played at one time in Dayton, and next season, that number should go over the halfway mark.
Increasingly, however, the Reds are bypassing their best prospects past the Dragons, so Dayton doesn’t get to see them, and doesn’t get to win.
The Reds say they are trying to develop prospects, not win at the minor-league level.
Well, how’s that working out? For each of the last nine seasons, the Reds have compiled a losing record. Why not develop a prospect who knows how to win?
It’s time to draft better and place those prospects better. It’s time to win some games in the minors. Love seeing Benzinger, Griffey and Fossas in the dugout. Want to see a few like them on the field.
Is it even worth posting anything Marc Katz writes?
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