Re: So our threads can be locked for criticizing the team now?
I was already under the impression that a thread titled like that would be locked down. A better title would have been, "How the Reds Offense Can Improve".
A couple other notes:
" ... then trade Phillips to LA or whoever the hell cares."
You really thought that'd fly?
"Cozart needs to be replaced ASAP."
His error aside, why is it such a priority to replace one of the average players as opposed to one of the below-average players?
"Ludwick is probably done."
Okay, maybe. Got any data for that? He looked pretty good to me yesterday.
"Hanigan is old and Mesoraco isn't going to living up to his promise."
Okay, maybe. Got any data for that? Although Hanigan is 33, A.J. Pierzynski had a down year at that age, too. Do you always believe you should give up on a player after one down year in his early-to-mid 30s? If so, you will have practically given away a lot of talent.
Still, I think that's pretty harsh criticism for a team that was only outscored by the Cardinals and Rockies. And when you consider the teaming, your post came off as emotional instead of intelligent debate. Just my two cents. But keep in mind that I'm no authority on the matter.