View Full Version : FSN Power Rankings (Reds are #5)
05-04-2006, 12:27 PM
Believe in this team. They’ve crafted the best record in the NL despite playing the seventh-toughest schedule in the game. The Reds will need to continue getting oodles of offense because the rotation beyond Arroyo and Harang just isn’t good enough to keep them afloat in low-scoring affairs. But this team can rake, and they’re very much a playoff threat. More good news: Ken Griffey Jr. should come off the DL by the weekend, and Tony Womack has been released. The keys to the season will be keeping guys like Griffey and Austin Kearns generally healthy.
05-04-2006, 02:14 PM
5 of the top 11 teams are in the NL Central. Then you have the Pirates. :)
I love how the Reds' start is slowly becoming national news, but is anyone going to talk about anything other than crappy pitching/huge offense when they mention the Reds? There are so many more highlights to the beginning of the season -- what Phillips has done in two weeks, the bullpen's rebound, how Kearns seems to be flying under everyone's radar, all the speed on a "HR hitting team," even Coffey's nice start.
There are so many exciting aspects to this team right now, but the media just continues to beat the same dead horse.
05-04-2006, 10:30 PM
that's the media for you. it's a lot easier to read what other ppl write about a team or story and regurgitate it than to actually follow all 30 teams. it's the same in all sports. i mean, how many times in the last week did you hear about kevin menchs shoe size? 100? 200?
05-05-2006, 12:50 AM
Looks like the NL wild card will come out of the central again this year.
05-05-2006, 12:57 AM
29 games out of 162 is not enough to start talking about the post season IMHO. We have seen this before over the last decade.....and only once, in 1999, did anything but disappointment come from it.
These guys can go 5-20 with the flip of a light switch. That happens when you have marginal pitching and depend on out scoring people. Team width offensive slumps and stretches of just plain facing a lot of good pitchers can lead to long losing streaks and weeks of .200 ball.
If the Reds are 15 games over .500 a month from now, you can start thinking they MIGHT be ofr real. 29 games just isn't enough.
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