Author Topic: Fire Rizzo  (Read 220471 times)

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Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3825: March 14, 2019, 04:35:14 PM »
We're in Win-Now mode and we fill our holes with trades and free agency. We've done a nice job collecting guys good enough to trade. I'm not debating that.

I just don't think our domestic scouting team is that good, especially considering that's Rizzo's background. The Cardinals reload with internal guys very year. The Yankees are currently doing it. The Red Sox do it. Trades, free agency & being able to have internal guys fill important roles. Soto was a huge stroke of luck last year. Our international guys are excellent.

Also Luzardo has as much major league time as "future 2B Carter Kieboom" so maybe let's pump the brakes on including him with established MLB guys like Pivetta. We can all agree trading for Papelbon was dumb.

Why was Soto "luck?"  Of course you can't EXPECT any teenager to be that good, but why is identifying his talents luck?  You seem to be hell-bent on just downplaying anybody we draft/sign as luck or "can't miss."  There are all kinds of misses internationally and in early MLB draft picks each year.