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    Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Sitting at 24-16, the reds have the 2nd best record in the NL, and the reds have the 4th best record in MLB.

    Go reds, go!

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTruck View Post
    Sitting at 24-16, the reds have the 2nd best record in the NL, and the reds have the 4th best record in MLB.

    Go reds, go!
    I wouldn't say we are the best team. But I'm waiting for us to get Cueto and Ludwick back. This rotation will be something once Cueto comes back though.

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    1-2 against Atlanta
    0-3 against Pittsburgh
    2-4 against St Louis
    3-4 against Washington

    No

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps View Post
    1-2 against Atlanta
    0-3 against Pittsburgh
    2-4 against St Louis
    3-4 against Washington

    No
    Our cleanup hitter and ace are out, and our best 8th inning guy missed some important situations during those series. We're hanging in there despite these facts.

    The Reds are a very good team, and yes we are one of the best in baseball.
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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredmechanism View Post
    Our cleanup hitter and ace are out, and our best 8th inning guy missed some important situations during those series. We're hanging in there despite these facts.

    The Reds are a very good team, and yes we are one of the best in baseball.
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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps View Post
    1-2 against Atlanta
    0-3 against Pittsburgh
    2-4 against St Louis
    3-4 against Washington

    No
    I agree in that I want to see this team win series' against the teams that matter right now in the NL and that will include teams in the West which we haven't faced yet.

    But to answer the thread title directly, yes, the Reds are one of the best. By winning those series' against some of the 'other' best...That's when you can say you're ready to make a WS run.

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps View Post
    1-2 against Atlanta
    0-3 against Pittsburgh
    2-4 against St Louis
    3-4 against Washington

    No
    San Francisco in 2012 (regular season)
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    3-4 v. Cincinnati
    1-2 v. Seattle

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps View Post
    1-2 against Atlanta
    0-3 against Pittsburgh
    2-4 against St Louis
    3-4 against Washington

    No
    Everytime somebody makes this argument, I can't help but record. What should a very good team's record be against .500+ teams?
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Everytime somebody makes this argument, I can't help but record. What should a very good team's record be against .500+ teams?
    I'll preface my retort with this, yes we are a good team and arguably a very good team when healthy. Having said that wouldn't you expect a "very good" team to have something a bit closer to .500 if not over against other very good teams. Granted it is a small sample but if they keep that pace up we are watching the playoffs most likely. Teams that beat who they should and lose mostly to the good teams aren't generally a "very" good team after all.
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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    I'll preface my retort with this, yes we are a good team and arguably a very good team when healthy. Having said that wouldn't you expect a "very good" team to have something a bit closer to .500 if not over against other very good teams. Granted it is a small sample but if they keep that pace up we are watching the playoffs most likely. Teams that beat who they should and lose mostly to the good teams aren't generally a "very" good team after all.
    I bolded the answer to your question.

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Without question. They haven't played that way quite yet.....but they have the total package to compete with anybody.
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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    4th best record, 4th best run differential (our pythag is 25-15), of course we are one of the best teams in baseball.

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    4th best record, 4th best run differential (our pythag is 25-15), of course we are one of the best teams in baseball.
    This.

    And we have done so without Cueto and Ludwick while having Jay Bruce essentially not hit for a month. This is a very, very good team.

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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    Contrary to what some Reds fans believe and think, they are one of the best teams in baseball. Just enjoy it. It's not been long ago they were in the bottom third of baseball.
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    Re: Are the Reds one of the best teams in the MLB right now?

    I know we've had injuries, but I'm concerned about not beating the good teams and feasting on the terrible ones.

    I'm also concerned about Cozart and Frazier at this point.

    Still doesn't seem like things are clicking on all cylinders.
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