Nice win last night by the Dragons. The DDN article talks about Bailey and Morenko.

For an organization that was having problems with high draft-pick pitching prospects, the Cincinnati Reds did themselves proud Tuesday night with a pair of Class A Midwest League Dayton Dragons.

Not only did No. 1 pick Homer Bailey turn in a one-hit, five-inning performance, he was followed by No. 40 pick Brad Morenko, who pitched three hitless innings as the Dragons beat the Kane County Cougars 2-0 on another chilly night at Fifth Third Field.

That’s like using a high-priced spread and a low-priced substitute and getting the same results. Bailey cost the Reds $2.3 million in bonus money. Morenko got $2,500. For that, he’s leading the league with an 0.36 ERA.

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  1. Chris

    The Dragons were discussed as a “premiere” minor league franchise in the latest Newsweek.