Originally Posted by RedTeamGo!
I am so sick of reading about Matt Adams and Trevor Rosenthal on a Reds message board.
I have been reading this message board for the past 10 years and the increase in Cardinals fans posting on this website is very bizarre to me. Answer me this:
How does the self-proclaimed "best fans in sports" have such terrible fan forums that fans leave and come to a rival team's message board to talk baseball?
If you want to get a true feel for your team, it is usually prudent to see and hear how they are perceived in other venues. That's why I always listen to the other team's announcers whenever possible.
As for the " best fans in baseball " moniker, it's misinterpreted (and tiring). It has more to do with St.Louis' overall appreciation of baseball and willingness to applaud good plays by opposition players.
The Reds are formidable, and I picked them to win the division. The 2 offenses are pretty much even. The Cardinals starters get a slight edge. The Reds have a better bullpen. The benches are close. What gives the Reds the edge (IMHO), their defense is much better and they run the bases better.
What might decide the division is depth. The Redbirds have already lost their ace, their starting SS and their closer. They let Lohse walk. Yet, they're in the hunt and have the deepest farm system in MLB.
If the Reds stay healthy, they'll be tough to beat. Losing Cueto hurts, but they should get him back by the ASB.
Either way, should be fun.