Re: 2010 Cincinnati REDS Golf Thread
With the First Half of the baseball season officially over, it's time to reassess the course.
It was a real toss-up before the game began whether "Par" would be 4-5 or 5-4, and it was decided that most pythagoreans had this team closer to 80-82 projected for the year.
Clearly, this team is not a sub-.500 team, so for the last 8 holes, "Par" is going to be 5-4. Think of it as a "U. S. Open" course from here on out. The course will be adjusted where Eagles will become much more difficult and Birdies will be more rare. Bogies and worse will still be bad efforts, but a Par will be a good hole. The goal will be to play Bogey-free golf for the last 8 holes. With the abundance of quality starting pitching this club is showing to have going into the last 8 holes (Volquez, Wood, Maloney, Cueto, Arroyo and Leake), they are very capable of doing this.
Bill Bray has proven to be a solid addition to the pen. Jared Burton seems to be ready, too. With a break for Cordero over the next few days, hopefully he can turn things around. Ondrusek has proven himself. Juan Francisco will certainly get a call up. Danny Dorn may also earn a call up. Alonso is looking like a September call up is in the works. The hitting of Cabrera is a real problem. Dusty can't keep playing him everyday.
Let's see what Walt does over the next 7-10 days. Knowing Jockety's history, he's not going to stand pat, and will do something to improve the club. Let's see what he comes up with.
Last edited by Kingspoint; 07-11-2010 at 06:33 PM.