Originally Posted by Old school 1983
The schedule argument is lame IMO. It's not like a 16 game football season where it can do you in. By the end if the year everyone plays everyone enough in a division that it evens out, so in baseball I don't even worry about it at all.
I'd call the injuries situation a push. Both teams have them. They both have big issues bc of them.
The scrap heap thing annoys me to no end. The cards rely on proven talent at the heart of their order and top of rotation. The guys they get off the scrap heap have talent, for whatever reason the cards find a way to get it out of them. The reds use scrap heap guys quite a bit. Ludwick was one. So was BP. Volquez was a failed prospect until he got to Cincinnati.
By 2015 if the reds make the right moves it could be scary too. I expect the reds to still be the best in the division by they as well.
So my point being. I hate the cards. I really do but come on guys respect them. They have talent and a nice farm system. Lets just quit using luck and scrap heap and anything else as an excuse and just beat the cards. If the reds win, it doesn't matter what the cards do.
Your points are well taken and well stated. My only point of contention is the use of the word " hate ".
Being a New Yorker and growing up in the northeast, I have never embraced the " hatred " that Cardinal fans have for the Cubs (especially since they suck every year).
It's a game, there's no reason to hate another franchise. Respect them, despise them, but there's no reason for hate.
Too much of that going around on this planet. Just sayin'.