Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I think it's easy to get swallowed up in this kind of statistical breakdown of a team. I think it's also sad to see it happen to fans. The team's been in a trough, no doubt, and that wearies the faint of heart, too.
We're finding out who the diehards are. Punch-drunk, maybe, but still here.
Or maybe we're finding out who the masochists are. Faint of heart? I've got plenty of heart, thank you very much ... and so do plenty of the people who've posted during this winter about their ambivalence toward the team.
Don't see where it's got anything to do with statistical breakdowns unless you're arguing the only way to remain a Reds fans is to avoid putting thought into whether the club actually is any good. You don't need to understand much of anything about stats to recognize the Reds weren't very good last year and haven't added anything likely to have a lot of positive impact during the offseason.