99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
As for Tom Seaver, he pitched roughly 2/3 of a season for the Reds in both 1977, coming to the Reds in a trade in June, and in 1981, losing a third of the season because of a players strike. He pitched 165 innings for the Reds in 1977 and 166 innings in 1981. I would take Seaver in 1977 over Seaver in 1981. He struck out many more batters, had a lower ERA and lower ERA+ and his won-loss records were almost identical, 14-3 in 1977 and 14-2 in 1981.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
No consideration for Junior in CF? I believe he had a yr worthy in 2000 or 2001?
Historically the Reds haven't had much pitching.
I'd add Scott Williamson 1999 or 2000 to the bullpen.
I also wouldn't argue with '54 Klu over '10 Votto. In fact, I might even take '12 Votto (and his shortened season) over '10 Votto.
Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.
Forget the rain. It's never an official game until the Reds piss away a run between third base and home plate. - Bluegrass Redleg