What a breath of fresh air this organization has become.
Paying over slot for top HS kids (Waldrop, Cisco). Not taking the cheap route after going over slot and and still signing the biggie (Grandal). Making the Chapman signing happen.....and Perez. Their Latin American pipeline is well lubed with redonkulous talent.
I never thought I'd ever say it again, but the Reds are a first-rate organization.
Espinoza, the SS was Espinoza. It just came to me.
The "next A-Rod".
Corky is going to be up in September though so he will need one this year. Unless they bring up Grandal to give Ramon and Ryan off time which seems completely improbable.
But with Mes moving fast, then barring a major regression, I don't see the Reds keeping more than four, and four is not unusual. Just like this year, the Corky Millers of the world won't be taking up space on the 40 unless they have to be in Cincinnati.
Not all who wander are lost
Forgive me, but were not his scouting reports replete with questions over how quickly he would transition to wooden bats and other assorted concerns? He's a nice prospect, but I didn't read those reports as saying he was a sure thing. He's not in the Mauer/Wieters class of catcher prospect anyway, was my impression.
And as deep as this organization is in really fine talent major league ready at AAA that is not on the 40-man, I loathe tying up a spot on a guy who, best case, is 2-3 years away.
I think they just dont use the 3rd catcher and let those 2 kill each other and hope they arent burnt for the playoffs. Its not like they are both playing a ton for the average starting catcher.
That's a sizeable chunk of real estate on the 40-man tied up in the catcher spot now, with Grandal being a long-term hope. I just don't care for that approach.
Hope he is a player, regardless.