Last edited by Falls City Beer; 12-09-2009 at 06:30 PM.
Just read that Harden is signing a one year deal with Texas for $7.5M.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
Our farm has producued a lot of talent in the last couple years. You can't build a team solely through the farm, you need trades and free agents too.
In the last few years the farm has produced:
Brandon Phillips (acquired for a prospect)
And Zach Stewart was used to trade bait to acquire Scott Rolen.
With others like Juan Francisco, Todd Frazier, Yonder Alonso, Chris Heisey, Matt Maloney, Travis Wood, Enerio Del Rosario, and Logan Ondrusek only a phone call away from the majors.
Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 12-09-2009 at 06:33 PM.
It's incredibly unrealistic to expect every prospect to turn into a star immediately. Jay Bruce looks like a future superstar, and Bailey and Cueto also have star potential. Not everyone develops on the same timeline. Joey Votto was more advanced than the others.
Pertinent to the latest point, Sheldon discusses the Reds farm system.
“In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"
The Baseball Emporium - Books & Things, that's Rallyonion.com
The Baseball Bookstore
Mariners sign Cory Patterson.
Minor League deal with an invite to spring training.
Last edited by Ron Madden; 12-09-2009 at 10:49 PM.
"I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”