Originally Posted by westofyou
Meanwhile the Tigers are ending a 12 year run that is still more then twice as long as the current Reds run of futility.
Yep, thanks to Marge making the team comptitive and the team having plenty of valuable veteran talent in 1997 that they could trade to reload.
I'm only half joking. I wonder how many years it will take to recover from Allen/Lindner. Probably at least 4. That's about how long it will take for the pipeline to start producing talent on a regular basis. Sure, we've got about 3-4 guys in the minors now that might end up being good ML players, but they aren't likely to be able to replace the attrition over the next 4 years, unless Cast goes on a spending spree.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!