Re: The Success of this Season hinges on ______
True, it has been awhile since the Reds won a playoff series. Although Dustys decisions have already been pointed out as a factor. So, maybe the (3 word) answer should be 'Votto and Dusty'.
Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Well, sure, I doubt you'll get much disagreement that the success of the season depends on being a playoff team. I'd take it a step further and say a deep run in the playoffs
. A Division Series loss won't hack it. Playoffs and playoffs wins are the result of the things discussed in this thread.
This all an interesting discussion and I'm sure a successful rotation, a good bullpen, a productive bench, and a good starting 8 all play into success
, but I just don't see the Reds making a deep playoff run if Votto doesn't resume his near-MVP form
. I think every elite team needs a elite player to anchor the lineup. Maybe lots of good players will work, but I think the odds of success are much higher with Joey being his normal potent self.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."