Votto. I thought he'd take a step backwards this year.
I was wrong about EE, but only previous to last year. After last year, I pretty much figured he'd wind up a disappointment.
But I hate that I was right about most everything else. I predicted Bruce to have a tough year based mostly on his lack of plate discipline. I thought Volquez would take a big step back, but not the TJ surgery. I thought the offense would be the worst I've seen in Cincy in my lifetime. I knew Gonzo would be awful, and Taveras was about as predictable as it gets.
I did think Jocketty would be better, but I'm not sure he's worked under a situation similar to what the Reds face right now. He could be one of those guys who can be great in certain situations, but clueless anywhere else.... like a doctor outside of the medicine they practice.
And mostly I was right about Castellini the day he bought the Reds. If there was ever anything I wish I was completely wrong about, that would be it. I don't think this organization has the first clue how to be successful in today's world of baseball. The Reds are pretty much the Pirates these days, and that's sad because unlike Pittsburgh we happen to have the worst franchise in the NFL (maybe even all professional sports). Maybe I'll catch Favre fever up here in the Land of Lakes.