Originally Posted by cincrazy
Now I agree there. That was pretty atrocious coaching. The game was pretty much over right there. Come back and get them tomorrow.
Berry was trying to squeeze a run out of an offense that was doing nothing. It was not the right play to run Votto there. But I understand the thinking.
It's going to be a long season, but not because of coaching. The personnel isn't good enough. It will get better as the Reds move good young players up from the minors - and maybe spend a buck or two on top vets - but right now the offensive is weak, the defense maybe slightly improved but not much, the pitching is overrated.
Compare the personnel to any good team, and I think you'll find that the Reds aren't as good.
If they wanted to win this year, the Reds would have obtained a couple of top tier players. Instead, they seem to be building for the future. It's not the future yet.