Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Cute. But, if not now, when? It isn't 1975 -- small market teams can't keep windows open forever in this day and age. By your logic, we could join the Cubs in the 100+ year wait club and it would be OK so long as the team consistently has winning seasons.
Regardless, any manager that doesn't win a championship is open to questions. There's no manager who will be insulated from criticism, and that's especially true of a manager who doesn't have a ring.
The Reds haven't acted like a small market team recently and they have a fairly sizeable window right now. Teams don't often go from zero to sixty as fast as you wish. There is a maturation process that takes place as well. And if you don't believe that, then why aren't you as critical of the players who were actually on the field?