Originally Posted by remdog
Then you should be even more frustrated than the average fan. It's been 6 years since the Reds have had a winning record but 12 years since they've been to the playoffs.
There are a lot of people on this board that feel the pitching is more likely to play down to their potential. Aren't they welcome to express their opinion?
Rem, thank you for that post because I can really tie together what I'm trying to say. Yes, everyone is welcome to express their opinion. And yes it has been a very long time since the Reds have had a winning record or made the playoffs. That is why in cases like last season and this season when the Reds are right around .500, that the reactions of people on this board just blows me away. A .500 season is just about enough to win the divison right now and if not at least its an improvement. To hear Redzoners say the team is horrible just defies logic. I could understand if it was 1982. Want to argue about the validity of sabremetrics? Great. Want to debate how good or bad a player is? Outstanding. But it is just not right to insult or belittle a team that recently has been and is a contender for the division title. That should be recognized, respected, and appreciated because as we all know success has been scarce for the Reds in recent seasons. I'm all for open discussion and free expression but lets give credit where credit is due. The Reds deserve it.