Originally Posted by Cyclone792
The Reds are 114 games below .500 since beginning the 2001 season
The Reds have averaged a 74-88 record since beginning the 2001 season
The Reds have been outscored by 790 runs since beginning the 2001 season
I was looking at this just last night. It's scary. What's scarier, is I don't see the end of it. The bully is better, but we still need a starter or two. We have a team of hackers who have no idea how to work a count. We lack intelligent
hitters. I just have to feel we're going to have to import some maturity to this squad and hire management that has the guts to make players be more patient at the plate.
When you average scoring 4.59 and giving up 5.23 runs per game for the 8 year period, but have fallen to 4.32 you've got a problem. Over the 8 year period, the Reds were being outscored by .64 runs per game. This year, it's .65. Progress? Hardly.
It might be hopeless unless some personnel changes are made over the winter. Big ones.
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