Fangraphs has the Reds as fifth best in the majors in the overall sense of hitting/fielding/baserunning WAR.
The pitching ain't too bad either.
We knew April was gonna be tough, couple a few bad breaks in and the Reds are probably right where they should be. No surrender from me yet.
We've been competitive all year long. I mean 6 of our 8 losses are in one run games. Had we pulled those out we'd be sitting at 14-4 right now. We're THAT close to being the best in the majors. No panic here.
Reds have lost by an average of 1.5 runs in their losses and won by an average of 3.62 in their wins, I like that ratio
Reds 8-5 since the start of this thread
Reverse jink thread. I usually do not participate, but this time I did.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Should be a great pitched series in Atlanta this weekend, hopefully we can win a couple close ones. Being .500 or better adds a little spring to my step I think
Sometimes you just know April 8th is too early to just know anything.
April 24th isn't much better.
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Amazing how things can change. Since post we have won 3 straight series including just winning 3-4 on the road against playoff Pirates. Also, getting healthy. The pen is much better now and Chapman on the fast track. How about Simon - wow. We don't even miss Latos, but think if Latos gets back and Simon back in the pen and we will have one of the top pens again in the NL. Also, Hamilton getting consistant and on base and boy does he cause havoc. Even the bottom of the line up is improving greatly. I don't want to get too high on this, but I feel so much better about the team then I did 10 days ago. Baseball is a grind for sure. I remember Tampa Bay manager saying this is a much better team than people think.
And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!
Being 3rd in OBP in the NL despite losing Choo has been a very pleasant surprise thus far. Only Miami and Colorado have higher. So of what most people consider contenders the Reds are the best. Wow.
I don't see much if any offense coming from our middle infielders, but I'm satisfied with Cozart if he can approach his 2013 offensive output.
Price is a smart guy, I trust he will recognize that he's got a guy in the #3 hole who barely OPS'd .700 last year and looks like his regression in 2012-13 is a pattern and not an aberration. IMO his success was always dependent on bat speed and as he gets into his mid 30s he no longer has the bat speed to make up for his awful plate discipline. Hope I'm wrong on this but I don't think I am.