Re: 2010 Reds for real or another disappointment?
Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Not including tonight, the starting rotation has an e.r.a. of 3.11 in the last 20 games.
Many people point to 2006 when the Reds were in first place in the first half and finished 80-82. This is a far better team. KGJ and Dunn were manning the OF. We have a far better defensive OF now and better defensive team overall. Only 15 errors so far which would come to 65 for the whole season. The 2006 team had 128 errors. The 2006 team had 2 starting pitchers start 35 games, another started 26 games, and then the #4 and #5 starters were filled using about 8 to 10 other fill ins. We have 5 legit starters this year. We're almost to June and the same 5 guys have successfully rotated all year. And barring injury, it should be the same thru September.
Better defensive team. Young and good offensive team. Speed and power. Better pitching.
I'm not predicting postseason. But I'm predicting a winning record.
I had this debate with some of my friends last night. THis is a MUCH better team than the 06 team. That was a team that rode Jr and Dunn's back. They won games with smoke and mirrors. We win games with good pitching, aggressive baserunning, timely hitting and good to great defense. Ill take small ball everyday.
"Ahh, Jesus, I like him very much, but He no help with curveball." - Serrano. "Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?" - Harris in Major League (1989)