Re: 8/17/13 Reds @ Milwaukee (Let's At Least Sew Up the Split)
Originally Posted by Mutaman
And when you look at the underachieving offense, you have to look at the underachieving stars.
Our you look at your stars putting up their normal above average/excellent years, and then turn your attention to all of the other positions providing sub .730 OPS, with left field, catcher, and shortstop being the biggest black holes with only decent third base and second base production.
Here's the big problem I have with all the hand-wringing about the offense (which I agree is our weak point): We aren't the only ones. If the Reds offense is pathetic, than I'd like to know what adjective describes Arizona's, who have scored 22 less runs than the Reds (we have them beat in HRs, RBIs, OBP, and OPS as well). Brave new world; pitching is king. It's not as though the rest of the league are the 90s Rockies and the Reds are the only inept ones.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."