Marc Lancaster has a pretty good article here on the Reds’ draft philosophy, which comes down to “take the best guy,” basically.

After the June draft, we’ll have a much better feel for what we can expect from GM Wayne Krivsky.  Thus far, he’s shown flashes of brilliance, mixed with moments that make you wonder, “why did he do that?”  A GM’s philosophy regarding the amateur draft, however, can have huge consequences for the long-term viability of the franchise.

That is to say: Krivsky better be ready, and he better not repeat the mistakes of the last couple of Cincinnati GMs.  I’m encouraged that every report — and Krivsky told me this himself — says that he is willing and eager to listen to the opinions of everyone around him (from scouts to statisticians), and collate every single bit of information he can get his hands on.

In the end, however, it’s all on Krivsky’s shoulders.  A good draft would go a long way toward ensuring that he is General Manager in Cincinnati for an extended tenure.

3 Responses

  1. orangeandbrown

    Agreed. A team in the Reds position will find it hard to compete without drafting better than the competiton, year after year.

  2. Blue

    I sure hope we take Lincecum if he drops to us.

  3. Blue

    By the way, I think Krivsky has shown more than “flashes of brilliance”.