Originally Posted by Kc61
Contact. As I said in an earlier post, Tom Verducci wrote a good piece in SI saying that teams with contact hitters do better in the playoffs these days. He points to a severe trend toward bat missing and strikeouts in the major leagues. Hitting for contact is not a particular Reds' strength.
I agree with this. The Reds were seemingly incapable of getting a base hit when they needed one in the post-season during their swoon.
High-OB skills are incredibly important, but the Reds definitely need a few BA-driven OB guys in the lineup.