Originally Posted by red-in-la
No Boss, I was all fired up because the Reds had assembled a rotation full of 200 innings guys.
I simply remember many of us on the old board giving some of our Seattle fans grief because they went out and signed a couple of pitchers who had had 5 plus era's and they thought they were going to be really good.
Well, I think Seattle won their division that year.
I am also a bit perturbed because around here, no guy the Reds get seems to be good enough. If they aren't Johnson or Clemens they have too high of a WHIP or they walk too many guys or they give up too many HR's.
I am not saying this group will lead the league in ERA, or innings pitched per start or anything else. I am just saying that in today's game, a 4.5 ERA or even higher, with a potent offense behind it CAN be competitive.....and since I am sssssooooooo tired of sitting here every February already knowing the Reds are gonna stink, I am going to use a 60 plus mill payroll as an excuse to delude myself into thinking they might just be good....maybe even really good.
If I am nuts, it will be proven soon enough.
If your Nuts than I Nuts too. I believe this team can win and DanO has put it on the Right track too continue to win. I didn't think the Reds would sign Milton because I thought he was the better pitcher and would end up in New York or big Market team. I still feel that Milton will have a better year than Perez and Clement. That is IMO of Milton and I will stick to it. I am hoping for the best from Ortiz but he is more of a wait and see but I think it was a good gamble and the Reds didn't lose much at this current time. All I can Really say is GGGOOOOOO Redssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!