Re: My opinion on things
Sorry, but the bottom line is that this is a team that isn't really very good. They have played way over their heads at times and then followed it up with leaps into the chasm of the inept. They have a manager that couldn't buy a clue as to how to put the best lineup on the field and the General Manager just bet his whole wad that a bullpen assembled of other teams' spare parts will lead the Reds to the playoffs.
When this team plays over its' head it raises expectations to an unrealistic level. When it leaps into the chasm of ineptitude it can bring about depression in many Reds fans. It helps to realize that there is an extreame abundance of mediocre teams out there this year and that has helped the Reds. Have they taken advantage of that situation so far? Sure they have. And, good for them. The fan in me for this year takes joy in that. The fan in me that looks to the future worries that the Reds may actually make the playoffs and that management will underestimate the huge amount of work that needs to be done to turn this team into a good ballclub.