Originally Posted by Cyclone792
In a nutshell, for this team to compete for a playoff spot in 2009 we need to have a top 3 pitching staff in the NL. Do people really think that's likely? More importantly, do people want to depend on that happening?
I know I don't.
As it stands right now, even assuming that the Reds find a LF that can create 90-100 runs, the team will need to have a RA of about 600 to make the playoffs.
If the team winds up with Jerry Hairston in LF, then they'll need to have a RA of about 550.
Volquez, Harrang, Cueto are good, but...