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Ltlabner
08-15-2006, 10:09 AM
Ok, time for another poll.

Of the options available, which team did/do you find most enjoyable and competitive at this point in the season? In other words, compare this team in August to the other options in August. Which do you think is best?

Krusty
08-15-2006, 10:25 AM
There is only one great Reds team and my favorite....the 1976 Reds.

redsmetz
08-15-2006, 10:27 AM
While this team is certainly cobbled together, and the duct tape is showing to be sure, I think this team has something special that the other teams lacked. It might be that fabled intagible, but even if they fall short, they are a team that is allowing a genuine modicum of hope late into the summer.

Ltlabner
08-15-2006, 10:27 AM
There is only one great Reds team and my favorite....the 1976 Reds.

1975 wasn't so bad either......

But they aint on the list! hahahahahaha :)

Danny Serafini
08-15-2006, 10:31 AM
Obviously the '06 team is the best, since the others had all collapsed by this point in the season. I'm not really sure what the point of this poll is. I will say I've got a soft spot for the '03 team though, just for the sheer absurdity of it.

Jefferson24
08-15-2006, 10:54 AM
I like this year’s team because they were supposed to lose. They were an afterthought in all the analyst's minds before the season started. Even after they showed they could play some ball they all said it's just a matter of time before they collapse. Heck there are still many voices saying that. If nothing else they have proved that you can't write a team off based on payroll, talent, history, or management before the season even starts. Win or lose at this point, I still consider this team to be a successful team in the sense that they have achieved a great deal more success than most thought possible.

westofyou
08-15-2006, 10:55 AM
Obviously the '06 team is the best, since the others had all collapsed by this point in the season.

2002 team was 61-58 on this date... they folded like a lawn chair.

Roy Tucker
08-15-2006, 11:36 AM
I'll take the 2006 team. They may not be scrappy on the field, but they are scrappy in their ability to rebound from adversity.

I think I've written this team off about 2 or 3 separate times this year only to have them reel off an implausible win streak. They are kinda like that bug you stomp on 3-4 times only to have it continue to run away.

reds1869
08-15-2006, 11:52 AM
Which do you enjoy more: your team staying in contention all year or being hit in the groin with a crowbar the entire month of August? :)

Ltlabner
08-15-2006, 03:31 PM
Obviously the '06 team is the best, since the others had all collapsed by this point in the season. I'm not really sure what the point of this poll is.

I just wanted to double check that people were, infact, enjoying this season and actually being in the hunt in mid-August.

Forget all the aruging over "the trade" , EE vs RA, Majeskygate, Narron being a dolt, the WBC, the WC and the WB. Forget all the wrangling over AK's work ethic, Dunn's walks and Bray's Balls. Take away all of the missed opportunities to gain on the Cards and whether $1 hot dogs is a good idea or travisty.

The fact is we are in the hunt in mid-August for the first time in a LONG time.

It may all come crashing down. And I know some will poo-poo this as being "sunshine" (because somehow being positive is a bad thing?). It all may be smoke and mirrors that evaporates before the end of the season.

But I just wanted to see if people were really enjoying this season of if they liked a previous season better.

Puig Your Red
08-15-2006, 03:40 PM
2002 team was 61-58 on this date... they folded like a lawn chair.
They finished 78-84. So the rest of the way they went 17-26. Yikes.

Check out some of these numbers:
Haynes- 4.12 ERA
Dessens- 3.03
Reitsma- 3.64
Graves- 3.19, 32 saves
Williamson- 2.92
White- 2.98

Kearns had a .907 OPS as a rookie. What happend to him?
Dunn had 26 HR and 77 RBIs with a .954 OPS
Griffey played in 70 games.
Boone drove in 87 runs.


http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/2002.shtml

redsfanmia
08-15-2006, 03:44 PM
I for one love the DanO/Miley lead team of last year, so much fire and effort, and the moves that DanO was making on a daily basis letting Miley play with 17 or 18 avaliable guys on a nightly basis, oh just remembering sends chills down my spine.

PuffyPig
08-15-2006, 05:45 PM
Favorite or best????

That's 2 different animals.

Cyclone792
08-15-2006, 07:18 PM
There is only one great Reds team and my favorite....the 1976 Reds.

Personally, the 1940 Reds are probably my favorite.

They are probably the greatest Reds team that nobody remembers nowadays. Fans still remember the BRM era and the 1990 team, and the 1919 team will always be tied to the Black Sox Scandal. But the 1940 team came back from being embarrassed in the 1939 World Series by the Yanks' Dynasty to defeat the Tigers in seven thrilling games in the 1940 World Series. Bucky Walters and Paul Derringer in 1939-1940 is probably the greatest one-two punch the Reds have ever had in the rotation.

westofyou
08-15-2006, 07:51 PM
1940 was a weak year for the NL, the Dodgers were just starting to get better, the Cardinals were in transition and the rest of the league was hovering around .500 or much, much worse. That was probably the best Reds fielding team in the pre fake grass era.

goreds2
08-15-2006, 08:57 PM
Here are my Reds favorite REGULAR seasons since I have followed them in 1974:

NOTE: The 1975 and 1976 regular seasons were BLOW OUTS.

1. 1979 (No Pete, No Sparky but we still won the DIVISION!!)

2. 1975 (Enough said)

3 1976 (Enough said)

4. 1999 (No one expected it)

5. 1974 (We almost came from behind to beat the Dodgers)

6. 1981 (Best record in baseball, NO PLAYOFFS!???)

7 1985 (When Pete said before the season, "WE CAN WIN THIS DIVISION")

8. 1978 (We contended most of the year with injuries etc.)

9. 1990 (SWEET LOU)

10. 1987 (We started off very good but CHOCKED)

11. 1994 (We were on top of the division before the Strike.)

12. 1995 (Division Title!!)

13. 2006 - (We will see what happens)

14. 1992 - (We cut the lead from Atlanta from 10 games to 4 in LATE September. Too late but what a great attempt to come back!!)

REDREAD
08-16-2006, 06:33 AM
Wow, that list kind of reminds me of going to a mixer with an ugly sorrority.
2000 was nice because Jr arrived, but was pretty forgetable after Neagle was dumped. 2001-2005 were definitely forgettable.

I guess 2006 wins by default.

EDIT: I didn't realize 2000 was excluded.. Way to stack a poll :lol:

Heath
08-16-2006, 09:27 AM
1926 - best Reds team to finish 2nd, IMO. (over 1943, 1964, 1974, 1988, or 1999) Arguably, the '26 team might have had one of the best Reds pitching staffs of all time.

1961 - From nowhere to NL pennant.

I'm still trying to forget 2001, 2003, 2005, and the last halves of 2002 and 2004.

shredda2000
08-16-2006, 09:45 AM
1990...Wire to Wire BABY!!! :thumbup:

Heath
08-16-2006, 10:00 AM
1940 was a weak year for the NL, the Dodgers were just starting to get better, the Cardinals were in transition and the rest of the league was hovering around .500 or much, much worse. That was probably the best Reds fielding team in the pre fake grass era.

Not only was it one of the best teams fielding, they obliterated the rest of the league in that category -

Plus, they won a World Series on techincally their fourth catcher.

westofyou
08-16-2006, 10:13 AM
1926 - best Reds team to finish 2nd, IMO. (over 1943, 1964, 1974, 1988, or 1999) Arguably, the '26 team might have had one of the best Reds pitching staffs of all time.Yep, that was a big year in the Midwest, the Cards finally topped off their rise to the top and the Reds hit their alltime high in attendance, but fell short in September, after a Edd Rush error ruined their hopes, In Lee Allen’s book “The Cincinnati Reds” he titled the chapter about the 1926 season as “The Season that Brought Everything”

Except first place I guess.

Heath
08-16-2006, 10:24 AM
Yep, that was a big year in the Midwest, the Cards finally topped off their rise to the top and the Reds hit their alltime high in attendance, but fell short in September, after a Edd Rush error ruined their hopes, In Lee Allen’s book “The Cincinnati Reds” he titled the chapter about the 1926 season as “The Season that Brought Everything”

Except first place I guess.

Career Years, an aging Eddy Roush, a healthy (for him) Bubbles Hargrave, and and solid pitching staff with some 'veteran precense' will do that to you.

I don't think after '26 the Reds sniffed the first division until 12 years later. Why would Sidney Weil and Carl Lindner get along so well?

westofyou
08-16-2006, 10:31 AM
I don't think after '26 the Reds sniffed the first division until 12 years later. Why would Sidney Weil and Carl Lindner get along so well?

Oddly enough that would be the first time they topped the 1926 attendance as well.... who says this town follows a loser?

Weil, had no business buyinmg up the wayward stock of the Reds, out of it he gets pictures of himself in a Reds uniform and then becomes so broke he borrows money from he Crad and then turns around and uses it to buy an aging player off them... one with eye issues who's first season is tanked in Cincinnati.

I wonder if he filed a grievence? :laugh:

Ltlabner
08-16-2006, 04:01 PM
Wow, that list kind of reminds me of going to a mixer with an ugly sorrority.

EDIT: I didn't realize 2000 was excluded.. Way to stack a poll :lol:

Hahahaha...that's what I thought too Redread. It's been horrible around here since the turn of the century.

BTW, I wasn't stacking the poll. There are just a number of very young posters on RZ and I didn't want them to feel excluded by going soooo far back in history that it was outside their historical frame of reference. ;)