Re: Do the Reds have a case of the "Bungles?"
At the end of this season, the Reds will likly have made the playoffs 3 of the last 4 years.
How can anyone say that's a failure?
The loss of Ludwick was huge to the offense this year. The Reds had contingency plans to cover the pitching injuries, but you can't plan for every possible injury.
Ludwick's loss was huge. I am optimistic that he will give them a presence which will give them the percieved "swagger" back. Frasier also seems to be hitting better of late too. And of course Mez has played well since the AS break. That might be enough RH hitting to carry them through the playoffs.
It's obvious this team does not give up when facing tough competition. They are fighting, it's just the Cards and Pirates are very good teams too. This team has a great makeup.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!