Cincinnati Reds 2014 W-L Record: 76.6-85.4*
Cincinnati Reds 2015 W-L Record: 75-87**
But, unless the Reds re-tool the offense(keep Choo, or a good replacement--not Billy Hamilton--and find an acceptable bench), hire the right manager, and get into the free agent market while cutting chaff, they may be forever in third place.
Tom Servo (10-10-2013)
If the A's don't win tomorrow, the only teams left will be ones I don't want to win. All 3 teams I've been rooting for in the Division Series have lost so far.
Somehow dodging the self-inflicted head-shot that resigning Pujols surely would have been...is the clearest proof to me that the baseball gods are Cardinals fans.
Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
Cards Ace goes the distance when it matters.
Reds "ace" gets hammered and pees down his leg when it matters.
That's about it.
I'm not sorry at all to see the Pirates lose even if it meant the Cardinals winning. I have more long term disdain for St. Louis, but Pittsburgh irritated me a bit more this season. All that said, the Dodgers need to dispatch the Cards quickly and I'll be even happier. Sweep'em in four and knock'em out.
Whoever comes out of the Tigers and A's series will be the team I'll be rooting for. I tend to root for AL teams after the Reds are eliminated, probably because most NL teams have done something to the Reds to aggravate me during one time or another. I can't root for any of the Cards, Pirates, Brewers or Cubs for obvious reasons. The Phillies are on the list after 2010, same with the Giants in 2012. I still can't stand the Mets because of 1999, same with the Braves for 1995. And we all know about the history with the Dodgers.
So go Tigers or A's, I guess.
Kevin Gregg and Jason Marquis will bring back memories of the Lost Decade.
Pretty impressive work by the Cards. Within their own system they come up with Carpenter, Adams, Rosenthal, other high octane BP arms, Wacha in short order in the post-Pujols era. As a fan who follows the minors closely, I have to admire that.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
Should be a good series between the Cards and Dodgers. Its hard to bet against the Cardinals. No matter what you think of them they are a tough bunch to put away in the post season. I would have to pick the Cardinals in seven games.
Reds Fan Since 1971
Cardinals in 5 ::
the cards are geniuses