Re: Why are the Reds only a .500 team?
It's a simple answer.
Inconsistent offense paired with 2 (even this might be generous) legit starters and a patchwork quilt bullpen that while is better than at the beginning of the year still finds ways to lose games....
In the "What do the Reds need to address in the offseason" thread, I think I wanna change my answer to : get another solid starter and sort out this bullpen mess, along with getting rid of Jason LaRue.
That would be my list in the offseason:
1. Get rid of Jason LaRue
2. Use the money saved by getting rid of Country Boy Can't Survive (in Cincinnati) to go out and buy some FA SP
3. Connect the dots of this bullpen and get it sorted out, via player movement or address coaching needs.