Originally Posted by fewfirstchoice
Attendance is horrible because they didn't do anything this past off season. If the FO would have made a significant upgrade to LF, SS, or a true #1 starter the Reds would be in the running for the playoffs this season and attendance would be great. This owner and FO don't seem to get it. After a central division championship they should have spent some money and keep this team competitive and they fans would have shown up in bunches. They just don't get it.
The Reds front office invested $150MM in the team in the offseason. How is that not spending money? They didn't go out and get anybody else, but the market in the offseason was heavily inflated, and there were no good options to sign. Aren't you glad the Reds weren't able to sign Jason Bartlett like they were trying to? And regrading LF, that position has been league average this season. SS has been disappointing, but nobody could have predicted that Janish would be historically bad and Renteria wouldn't start hitting until late July. And they invested in a #1 in the offseason. Cueto has been a top 5 pitcher in the majors this year