Re: Is the offense in serious trouble?
The Reds have four positions that are underperforming to what a team needs. Basically the entire left side;3rd,ss and LF plus the catcher. When there is a lefty pitching you can add in CF but Choo does still get on base at an acceptable level against lefties. The Reds really need upgrades at two of those four positions or much better performance in the 2nd half. Maybe Ludwick can help but I'm not counting on that. Maybe there is a trade available but I wouldn't count too much on that unless the Reds want to trade some young pitching. I still think the Reds can make the playoffs with what they have and if the performance continues as is. But it will be a struggle and I would doubt they would advance in the playoffs.
Reds Fan Since 1971