Originally Posted by Virginia Beach Reds
I was told by another poster last week, probably with a more advanced baseball knowledge degree than I do, that the season is young. I don't know. I'm almost 40 and been watching Reds baseball since the early 80s and this team is in trouble. I did thank the wise poster for calling me out though. Just calling it as I see it.
Lack of a true cleanup hitter and the failures in left and shortstop killed last season. What did Walt do? We bring in retreads Ludwick, Harris, and Valdez. No true cleanup hitter and no hitting left fielder. Lots of outs in those bats. Pitching is wonderful, but our starter allowed 3 runs tonight and we lost. It will be a common theme. Oh, they'll break out now and then, but this is your 2012 Cincinnati Reds