Re: Reds focused on acquiring bullpen help
Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Until they can sustain this success, then I think it's fair to say that what they have isn't a model, but a trial run.
Seriously, any team can get good for a season.
What the Rays have is a process that begin with conscious decisions made by a FO assembled with purpose.
Haggle about what to label it till the sun burns out..... but distilling the Rays down to "just suck long enough and anyone can win" is a shallow view that frankly is silly on the face of it.
As a logical extension, I guess the Reds problem has been that they have sucked at sucking.
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