Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
They do have a good offense. But if you'll remember correctly, I've been contending for a long time that the Reds' offense isn't the problem with the team. So I didn't drag the Reds' offensive numbers out to denigrate the offense. I happen to think the Brewers' offense is better, but not by a bunch. I think the Reds' and Brewers' pitching staffs are pretty comparable.
I know, just poking fun there. You have been a propenent that the offense is decent, but not great. And I would agree with that.
Even with that, I do think that the offense has more room to improve than they have of declining.
EE should hit, and Ross will be more than absolute trash. I doubt he's much more than a .730-750 OPS type of guy, but he's far better than he's shown. Plus I have really liked Griffey's approach at the plate thus far. I think in the games he does play, he has a chance to be a .900 OPS level guy.
On the flipside, the only spots that I expect a decreased amount of production are from Hamilton and the 1st base combo, but even there I think Hamilton looks like a stud, albeit probably not to the level of his current pace.