Originally Posted by Ed Otten
The Reds have also played in the same city, with the same colors, with same name, with the same spring training city, same fans, same division, same league, and same president of the United States, just to mention a few things.
These are all ridiculous things to blame seven years of losing on.
So is blaming it on two players.
Im sorry but if the two guys werent being paid a combined 21 millions dollars maybe we could have afforded some pitching. (FYI Dunn is making the same as both David Ortiz and Roy Oswalt, who would you rather have?) The fact is neither of these players have shown enough leadership to even be named captain of the team. Earlier this month the reds were struggling and they were both sleeping in their recliners instead of taking extra batting practice before a game. Star players arent just for stats they are supposed to carry their teams to wins. This year who would you rather have: Soriano and Lee, Braun and Fielder, Tejada and Berkman, Glaus and Pujols or Griffey and Dunn. I would take all 4 of those combos over Dunn and Griffey and as long as that is the case the Reds will struggle to compete in the NL Central. Hopefully Votto and Bruce can change that or the Reds can add someone by trade, otherwise the pitching the reds are now starting to develop will be wasted.