I didnt compare on paper but while doing this I breezed through severeal other teams (for the sake of time)....I would say I looked at 10 to 12 other teams draft history and there were a couple that were borderline close to this but not as bad. None that litterally struck out for a decade+..From what I can see....through this time period,the Reds were by far the worst at drafting talent. I know alot is bad luck too..
"From what I can see....through this time period,the Reds were by far the worst at drafting talent. I know alot is bad luck too.."
It could have been bad luck or the fact that Marge Schott let the scouting department go to kaput. Schott was known for not wanting to hire scouts, stating that "all they ever do is watch baseball games." Then Carl Lindner never put any money into the team scouting either. I think Bob Castellini first order of business was to build a scouting department for the Reds.
I think they were valuing signability as much as talent. So some of those #1s were actually #2s and #3s.
Very well said...its really no different than any other business....you have to train,develop and hire good people. Marge was cool with you if you had a pack of smokes and loved dogs. facial hair was a different story...what a joke that was...
I wish she was the owner of the Bengals right now with all the Samoens...Peko,Maleuga.Fanane...that would be great...
maybe not Samoens...wherever they are from..lol
To this day I yearn for Wayne Simpson. He was on the path to greatness with perhaps the best start of any pitcher ever, but Dusty ruins arms. Oh, wait. That was Sparky, I think.
That kid had the IT factor.
NOTHING AT ALL....I will take that team in a second. lol