Originally Posted by REDREAD
Or maybe Rose coming over as player/manager, and everyone on the perennial loser Reds suddenly started playing better. Oester and Conception were no longer hitting .200 going through the motions.. Other guys played better too.
Those aren't exactly perfect matches, but close.
This is freaking a perfect example. The mid 80's Reds and the 2009 Reds are perfect examples. What some people want to write off as "Pete Rose/Scott Rolen" others want to point out outstanding young talent getting older and in turn, performing better because that is what young guys do. That those guys just happened to come in at the right time to benefit from that talent coming to fruition.