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40YrRedsFan
04-13-2012, 11:23 PM
Position players we need now......LF that can hit, 3B that can hit, C that can hit, CF that can hit, bench players that can hit. Please, anyone that can hit.

GoReds19
04-13-2012, 11:27 PM
Agree 100%

jhu1321
04-13-2012, 11:38 PM
Painful so far this year. I could hardly watch knowing we had no chance to score unless big 19 did something.

Maker_84
04-14-2012, 12:02 AM
ill be surprised if we win 80 games. what a dissapointment this season will be but i could see this coming with how bad the offense was going to be

Ownagedood
04-14-2012, 09:43 AM
Everyone jumping off the bandwagon already? Cmon guys! We're 8 games in!! We've played some of the best teams in the league, without being at full strength. 3-5 isn't the end of the world in a 162 game season.

Assembly Hall
04-14-2012, 09:45 AM
Everyone jumping off the bandwagon already? Cmon guys! We're 8 games in!! We've played some of the best teams in the league, without being at full strength. 3-5 isn't the end of the world in a 162 game season.

Completely agree.

SidneySlicker
04-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Completely agree.

Yep. Team hitting slumps are hard to take during a season, especially when they happen to start of the season. That being said they happen to EVERY mlb team. They'll snap out of it. That's not to say this team is built perfectly, because they aren't. They aren't as bad as they've been playing though. Very encouraging the way Arroyo has pitched this year. That may be as encouraging to me as discouraging as the offense has been this season so far.

improbus
04-14-2012, 12:11 PM
Let's calm down. Our BAbip is .236. That simply won't last. It will get closer to the .297 it was last year.

jmac
04-14-2012, 12:18 PM
The 3-5 record doesnt bother me as much as all teams go thru stretches like this. I would feel alot better though about our imporvement chances if we had a good bench. Get a guy like Frazier and another good sub on the bench and I will feel a little better about it.

RedsfaninMT
04-14-2012, 12:47 PM
I don't think the Angels last place and 2-5 record reflects much of anything any more than the Orioles first place 4-3 record does. The Pirates were in first fairly late in the season last year.

I will grant that is has been a frustrating start, but there is no chance that Hannigan, Heisey, Rolen are going to hit sub-.200 the whole season. The team's OBP is .268, its average just above .200. This same team (basically) on the field the last two years has hit the ball pretty danged well. They will again. To me the encouraging thing is that the Reds are 3-5 DESPITE playing as poorly as they have.

dubc47834
04-14-2012, 12:51 PM
Oh, its 8 games in and the team is slumping, the season is over, we cant win now,too far back. Trade everyone......fire dusty.....fire the gm.......hell fire the owner!!!!!

bigredmechanism
04-14-2012, 01:04 PM
It has been Overreaction City here lately.

dubc47834
04-14-2012, 01:10 PM
Yeah, I would hate to see half these peoples home life.....arguement with the wifey.....call the lawyers....DIVORCE!!!

Ironman92
04-14-2012, 01:18 PM
It's quite predictable that the Reds will win the World Series in three games.

LaFlamaBlanca
04-14-2012, 02:53 PM
Would anyone argue that having Willie Harris, Wilson Valdez, and Miguel Cairo on the same roster is largely pointless? Why is 3 mediocre utility players better than one? I'd think anyone would be hard pressed to argue we need a talent influx for the bench.

The Rage
04-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Never get hyped by April baseball. Never, never do. Even May has its limits.

Nothing gets serious to June and that is the way it has always been. Any offense with Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in it will produce. Just need the parts around them to heat up a little. Stubbs and Rolen have come out of the gate in a slump, they will heat up. Phillips will come back.

The back end of the bullpen is top notch. Masset should give it a further boost. Then we wait for Latos to turn it up and if Bailey will reprise the "fireballing madman" persona with his new offseason weight program and toned down spring training as we move into May. Full body mechanical pitchers like Latos and Bailey usually take longer to find the "tempo".