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    If you could tell the Reds one thing

    I was listening to a podcast recently, I want to say it was Up and In, but I don't 100% recall. Anyway, they asked a question on there, if you could go back to 1975, and tell MLB one thing, what would it be.

    I wanted to ask the same question, with a Reds spin.

    If you could go back, and tell the Reds one thing, anytime since the end of the 1999 season, what would it be?

    I'll get it started. Draft Mike Trout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drowg14 View Post
    I was listening to a podcast recently, I want to say it was Up and In, but I don't 100% recall. Anyway, they asked a question on there, if you could go back to 1975, and tell MLB one thing, what would it be.

    I wanted to ask the same question, with a Reds spin.

    If you could go back, and tell the Reds one thing, anytime since the end of the 1999 season, what would it be?

    I'll get it started. Draft Mike Trout.
    That was a good one!

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    Re: If you could tell the Reds one thing

    I'd say, don't change a thing because by 2010, you'll have a world class organization looking to dominate MLB.
    That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!

    "For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night. -- Brandon Phillips on Cards fans.

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    Re: If you could tell the Reds one thing

    Quote Originally Posted by BurgervilleBuck View Post
    I'd say, don't change a thing because by 2010, you'll have a world class organization looking to dominate MLB.
    I like that one.

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    Re: If you could tell the Reds one thing

    24 other teams passed on Trout also.

    Insane

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    Re: If you could tell the Reds one thing

    Quote Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps View Post
    24 other teams passed on Trout also.

    Insane
    Yea, apparently scouts in MLB took the year off

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    Re: If you could tell the Reds one thing

    2006 Draft: Tim Lincecum over Drew Stubbs
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Re: If you could tell the Reds one thing

    2000: Offer the Cardinals Ken Griffey Jr for some minor leaguer named Albert Pujols straight up.

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    Re: If you could tell the Reds one thing

    Looking some of these "What if" draft scenarios was fun and revealing. Not to hijack the original purpose of the topic, but look at what the Reds have done with their first picks since 2004:

    Homer Bailey
    Jay Bruce
    Drew Stubbs
    Devin Mesoraco
    Yonder Alonso
    Mike Leake
    Yasmani Grandal
    Robert Stephenson

    All of 'em in the bigs and contributing with the exception of Stephenson, who was just drafted and is already on the fast track.

    Now look at the previous years before those...

    Ty Howington
    David Espinosa
    Jeremy Sowers
    Chris Gruler
    Ryan Wagner

    Good grief, that's some epic fail with No. 1 picks.

    Those were even bigger duds when you look at some of the players who went after them -- Adam Wainwright, David Wright, Prince Fielder, Cole Hamels, Matt Cain, Adam Jones, Chad Billlingsley, etc.

    Kudos to the current scouts and management for building a winner.
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Re: If you could tell the Reds one thing

    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    Looking some of these "What if" draft scenarios was fun and revealing. Not to hijack the original purpose of the topic, but look at what the Reds have done with their first picks since 2004:

    Homer Bailey
    Jay Bruce
    Drew Stubbs
    Devin Mesoraco
    Yonder Alonso
    Mike Leake
    Yasmani Grandal
    Robert Stephenson

    All of 'em in the bigs and contributing with the exception of Stephenson, who was just drafted and is already on the fast track.

    Now look at the previous years before those...

    Ty Howington
    David Espinosa
    Jeremy Sowers
    Chris Gruler
    Ryan Wagner

    Good grief, that's some epic fail with No. 1 picks.

    Those were even bigger duds when you look at some of the players who went after them -- Adam Wainwright, David Wright, Prince Fielder, Cole Hamels, Matt Cain, Adam Jones, Chad Billlingsley, etc.

    Kudos to the current scouts and management for building a winner.
    I will agree with all of this. The scouting team has gotten better at recognizing talent. And the minor league system has gotten better at developing it. If only the Reds would have recognized Trout (Not that I dislike Leake)


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