Originally Posted by RedEye
I couldn't disagree more with this, actually. The reality is pretty much the exact opposite.
If the Reds offense is so good; and the starting pitching is so good (second best ERA in league); and the bullpen is so good; and the defense is so good -
Why is the team fifth in W-L record in a fifteen team league needing to play a one-game playoff to make the post-season? And as of today playing that game in Pittsburgh (hope not).
Is the theory that the Reds are a great team but baseball is random?
Or is something missing?