Re: Which Corner Are You In?
I don't understand why there has to be a corner. Why can't we be happy that the losing has stopped while still feeling like they are way outclassed in the post-season and wishing that they would have done more at the deadline to even the score? Why can't I be excited about the nucleus and hopeful for the future while also wondering if this might be the only chance they'll get to win a championship? Say all you want about the young talent (and I think the Reds are in for a competitive period), but the Reds have gotten major contributions from guys like Rolen, Hernandez, Phillips, Arroyo and Rhodes. Its doubtful that they'll be as good in the future or around very long. Its possible that 2010 is as good as it gets. I've enjoyed the heck out of it, but why can't I feel like the Reds may be passing on an opportunity because they didn't make a move to capitalize on it.
I'm thrilled with 2010, but now that we're in it, I want the team to win it and I don't take it for granted that they'll be back. Lots of teams that have a good core of young players never get that steady year to year improvement culminating in a championship that so many on this board seem to be counting on. For a fairly large percentage of the major cogs on this team, 2010 isn't the beginning and may just be one last hurrah.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 09-27-2010 at 10:30 PM.