Originally Posted by RedlegJake
Seriously, some of the "we are lost" "the Cards are great" "Leake is a bad pitcher" Frazier is a bad third baseman" Reds offense is horrible stuff is ridiculous. Way overreacting. This comparing Leake with headcase Ankiel is and suggesting he replace Cozart...silly. Quit worrying about how great the darn Cards are...the Reds have built a solid team with a good farm backing and don't have to apologize to anyone. Nor feel inferior or "look to the Cards way". This tean will win the division even if they don't make a trade. Quit feeling second fiddle to the Cards!! Quit hand wringing because the Reds are not winning every series IN MAY. I've never seen so much "we are doomed the Cards are great" crap on this board since the 04 season when we really did stink.
I agree for the most part. Leake is a solid pitcher. Teams would kill to have him. This offense isn't horrible. It's missing one key piece and guys are underperforming. I know the Frazier comment was directed at me but the guy is ok. I just think a lot of fans think he is way better than he really is. I've had comments on hypothetical trade threads that said if the reds had a chance to get a superior player like Headley we shouldnt move Frazier in the deal or even to left or even for a piece that help the team like young that we would be amiss to move Frazier. He's an alright player with plus pop. I think he is not very disciplined at the plate and we look at his D through rosť colored glasses but by no means is he terrible. I just think he'd be better in a platoon role while he is struggling and he'd make a good trade chip because he has value.
As far as the cards stuff goes, they are a great franchise and know how to win. We have to cut out this scrap heap lucky garbage. The cards are good admit it. So are the reds. I think there are a few things the reds could take note of from the cards but the same could be said the other way around too. So all and all it comes down to this: if the reds win who gives a crap what the cards do?