Originally Posted by bucksfan2
What do you consider significant improvement? I think this is a very would be better in the books however the third place finish would probably bsubjective viewpoint. Lets assume that the reds trade Bailey, Votto, etc. for Bedard but finish second. Another assumption is that the reds stand pat, go with a rotation of Harang, Arroyo, Bailey, Volquez, and Belisle. The reds struggle early but both Bailey and Votto come on late in the season and show a significant amount of promise in the second half of the season. The second place finish would be better for the orginazation as a whole.
Well, the team last year was one of the worst we have ever seen in Cincy. They were fighting for the #1 overall pick in the 2nd half of the season.
Significant improvement means they need to be in the playoff hunt. Plain and simple. I'm not saying they have to win it all...but they better be minimally knocking on the door of the postseason.