Originally Posted by Raisor
About the whole "can't win against good teams" thing.
What winning percentage should the Reds have?
If the goal is to win the division, how many wins should they have?
If the goal is to win the division but due better against winning teams, do you want to trade wins away from the bad teams, or do you require the team to win 120 times?
The goal isn't to win the division. The goal is to win the playoffs. The answer is, whatever it takes to beat the good teams in the playoffs. 0-3 vs. the Phillies wasn't good enough in 2010. And 2-3 vs. the Giants (after starting 2-0) wasn't good last year. And how we're doing against these caliber teams in the regular season is indicative of how we'll probably do in the playoffs, IMO.