Originally Posted by 757690
The Reds this year without Votto have a very weak lineup. However, it is not nearly as bad as what the 1982 Reds put out everyday. Not even close.
Bruce, Frazier and Ludwick are better than anyone in that 1982 lineup, except for maybe Dan Driessen. Basically, Dan Driessen was their Joey Votto. The Reds were dead last in scoring, averaging 3.36 runs a game. That was easily the worst offensive team I have ever seen. I do understand the need to block out all memories of that 1982 season, so I'll forgive you for not remembering it clearly
I was going to piont out that 1982 and 83 Reds team. They were pathetic. This team is a hitting machine compared to them.
Fay mentioned in his game notes that Valdez and Cairo will probably start todays game. Leake better pitch a shutout because if they score more than one run it will be a near miracle.