Originally Posted by redsof72
I will say one thing for the Reds, Muddie. They had a huge talent void at your level this season but they at least tried to go out and get some help. Cook was a guy they had to expect more from. Campbell, Berry, all those pitchers, even Rhinehart, I think, was probably in the Gomes deal just to help Carolina. You were there and saw these guys but it looks like they at least made an effort.
That was a big difference from past seasons, when they would have moved half the team from Bakersfield up, guys who had no business moving up, and would have struggled worse in Carolina than the guys you ended up with.
Pitching is what cost the Mudcats this year. Without checking again I think they finished at 5.14 team ERA. I enjoyed having the Reds here. I'm confident, had we stayed in the SL the Reds would have been here a while.