Originally Posted by dubc47834
Sure they had the most wins....by 1 game, but that doesn't make them the best team. Also not running away with it either. Reds also had their best palyer down for 2 months of the season, lost the closer before the season even started, and lost their best pitcher 8 pitches into the post season. I dont understand why you are even on this forum. All you do is hate on the Reds, I really think you are a Cubs troll....for real dude!!!
No they are the best team because they have more talent. Look at the games missed by the Reds and then the Nats and then look at the 94 win team in their division they had to play 18 times and the fact didn't get to play the two worst teams in baseball 31 games, they got to play them 15 times and went 13-2.
The Cards won 88 games so if we add up all the games play vs teams with 88 or more wins not counting the 7 H2H games with the Nats and Reds which Washington won 5-2 its.
34 games for the Reds
43 games for the Nats
While we got 6 with the Indians they got 6 with Baltimore and then 3 more with Tampa and 18 with the Braves while we got 15 with Cards who won 6 less games.
2012 Strength of Schedule
There's being a Reds fan and being a homer, I'm not a homer and can clearly see what team was better and its the team that had the better H2H Record while playing more top teams and had the better overall record in a better division while have more key guys missing games.