Originally Posted by HoosierReds
Looking at career OPS .vs. 2013 OPS for every Red with 200 AB's or more. Only Choo (which you can attribute to GABP), Bruce (by only .005), Mesoraco (expected in 2nd year in the bigs) and X Paul are above their career average OPS. All other regulars or semi-regulars are below their career average. Some (Hanigan, Phillips, Heisey) by a significant margin.
Good starting pitching has allowed the Reds to win 90+ games but you have to think even average years by some of the hitters would have led to 5-6 more wins.
I would say this was far from a disappointing season. I haven't been a reds faithful for but 7 or 8 years (sean casey, adam dunn years), but boy when i first started watching them that was disappointing. When you lost more than you win is disappointing. I think that we as Reds fans have gotten used to the playoffs and winning and have become somewhat non appreciative. We made the playoffs! I will take that any and every year, even if we never win it all. I know it would hurt and I will probably say rude things about them, but that makes it better than not watching them at all in the post season (when its much more special). These guys puts their pants on one leg at a time like we do. They have famiies, car payments, sicknesses, and tons of other problems like the rest of us do but we are so cyincal towards their every mistake like we don't make any could also be a reason for your thinking. No dis-respect, just saying.