I can't believe we're considered to be this bad....
Looking at an online Sports Book today, I see the REDS Over/Under is 76 wins.
10 games under .500!
But then the same Sports Books had the TrailBlazers' Over/Under at 24.5. They've already passed that with a month to go.
I think teams that are under the radar just don't get watched or inspected as much and that they have a lot more room for improvement. Why else would you explain Aaron Harang getting ZERO votes for the Cy Young when every other NL pitcher that's accomplished what he did actually won the award?
Not only are the REDS seen as a 76 win team, but they're also projected to finish a distant Fifth for their chances to win the Division.
The odds for the Central Division are:
77 WINS? Seems like easy money.
Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."