Originally Posted by EMAW
I would say the organization as a whole needs to be taken to task. The Reds simply are a very poorly put together baseball team. Say what you want fans, but this team is not playing below their potential. Only Votto and Bruce are above average players in 2012 MLB. Outside of a staff throwing like the 1968 Cards this team will not finish better than .500
Key offseason adds were a LF who has not had a good year in a while, a utility infielder that was wanted by no one. The Reds money men had legit shots at Beltran and others and played it safe with retreads they were familiar with.
I am biased, but I do not see this as a Dusty problem, unless he has complete say in who the team signs and does not sign.
I've been saying this since the second week of the season and all I heard was that it was too early to panic. Now that the season is a quarter gone, it doesn't look like there's been much change.