Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The Cincinnati Reds' real problem

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At Wednesday, June 22, 2005 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Matt Daley said...

I think it all boils down to the fact that the Reds just need to spend more money on an organizational basis, nothing more. The lack of a good scouting department and minor league system is the result of lack of proper funding.

It only goes to show how terribly duped the citizens of Hamilton County were when they built the Great American Ballpark for the Reds. The Reds essentially stole hundreds of millions of dollars from the citizens of Cincinnati, and those citizens are not getting a return on their investment.

By the way, David...something that may interest you occurred yesterday. A great voice in the history of sports radio broadcasting was silenced, as Pittsburgh Steelers' color man Myron Cope retired after 35 years. Cope, who invented the TERRIBLE TOWEL and coined the phrase "Immaculate Reception", was to Pittsburgh as Marty and Joe are to Cincinnati. Mr. Cope will certainly be missed.

At Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:39:00 AM, Blogger Adam Graham said...

Great analysis of the scouting system. Obviously, firing managers rarely solves anything. The Rockies fired Buddy Bell a few years ago, and we're still not a winning ball club.

I think Ken Griffey, Jr. is a huge disappointment. The guy is on pace to hit 27 homers. He's clearly not $10 million material right now. If they could get rid of him, that might be more productive with the scouting and the minor league system. The question is who's going to take him.


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