Originally Posted by Steve4192
To be fair, Rolen also had a lot to do with the Reds' success last season. He was one of the guys who stepped up big time while Votto was out, posting a 922 OPS in July and a 925 in August. He sucked the rest of the season, but in that critical two-month stretch he was money.
No he didn't. That's cherry picking 2 months out of 6, and the other 4 he was beyond atrocious. So, while he might have been money those two months, the Reds won games in the other 4 without him.
Wins count in April too.
And the BIGGEST reason the Reds won in 2012 was the pitching. We all know that.