Originally Posted by Brutus
And the other half are played against bad teams. If the Reds duplicate what they're doing so far in the second half of the season, they'll finish with 94 wins and a highly probable playoff berth.
So it goes to show that fretting over a subset of 40 games is really missing the big picture.
No. Ignoring an inability to win big games against good teams is missing the big picture.
I couldn't care less at this point if the Reds win 94 games and win a wild card.
The team blew their playoffs v the Giants last season. They beat up on the Astros and Cubs last year. They have a bad record against good teams this year.
They probably need a couple more battle tested players.
Right now they have the look of a good regular season team but nothing more.
This may be good enough for some fans. I had hoped for more.