Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof
Originally Posted by Always Red
The word that keeps coming to me, to describe this team over the last 2 months is...
This team just seems very passive to me. It's so laid back. They never panic, which is a good thing. Their confidence is so quiet. I think it comes straight from the top, and it's generally a good thing. But there are times that call for more urgency, more energy, and even though BP misnamed it, more swagger.
After how these last 2 series went, I can't believe for a second that the Reds approach the Tuesday game at PNC with confidence.
It's not just two months. They've been that way the entire season. A couple times a week they look like they're sleepwalking. The starting pitchers always come to play, but the position players don't.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN