Re: No team is perfect in April
The reds played well early in the season (last 3-4 years), but that was always a function of luck. They have not done themselves any favors in carrying along the likes of a Dave Williams (last years Eric Milton), in fact, i feel like it's just the oppsite. Why do we have to go into every season with 3 or 4 pitchers that we know aren't the candidates. Because we play over our heads for 2 months it seems like we can wait to make good decisions.
A good case can be made that there were some awful decisions made early in the year that may have cost the team 3 or wins prior to the All-Star break. To not go ahead and fix the obvious problems seems silly. I will say this administration is quicker to pull the plug on some silly early season decisions.
Btw, it may have been 04 or 05 (they tend to run together don't they), i thought the pitching staff in louisville was better than the one in Cincy. I really thought you could have switched them and the Louisville staff would have done a better job. That's a lot of getting things wrong and waiting for things to work themselves out.