Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Another playoff year, another weak offense.
I hope Walt and Bob address the offense this offseason. I see another quick exit from the playoffs. Other than BP and Votto, this offense has serious holes in it.
As always. We shall see.
Ive been alive for the Reds to make the playoffs four times. One was in 1990, when I was 3, another was in 1995, when I was 8 and can hardly remember them even playing in the postseason.
In 2010, the last time they made the playoffs, they had the most runs scored in the NL. So that wasn't exactly a weak offense, one-game-sample-size-no-hitter aside.
This year, they are 11 games ahead in their division with a record that has been consistently climbing and is now right around 30 games over .500. The whole year, pitching has been the MO.
I was alive for and remember quite well the "strong offense" years. They went hand-in-hand with mountains of losses.
I don't understand why sweeping the Pirates and then getting shut out constitutes a weak offense.
I hope the Reds somehow recreate the 1975 team again in the offseason too, but I am pretty happy with a team that doesn't make me pay attention to football starting in July.