I have no idea why Todd is posting here at this time if the regular season doesn't matter.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
"This isn’t stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Since it got bumped so often during good times, only seems fair to me to drag the bottom of the pond one more time.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
“In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"
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I knew the Reds weren't for real. Read my post history- I called it before the season started. This team is missing the spark they need to contend and Sleeping Walt is too in love with REM (rapid eye movement) to make an HTM (helpful trade movement). Hate to say it but "I told you how it was and I was right about what I told you about how it was."
Cincinnati Reds 2014 W-L Record: 76.6-85.4*
Cincinnati Reds 2015 W-L Record: TBA
Tom Servo (07-28-2014)
"We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn
Look, I can't help that some of you guys are SUPERFANS for this team/franchise. If you guys want to settle for choke jobs in the playoffs, then be my guest.
Last edited by Todd Gack; 07-29-2014 at 06:56 AM.
The group of teams that have won a post season series and made it at least as far at the LCS since the 1996
The list of teams that have not won a series since 1995
And it's not like the Reds have won the division eight times in between and just couldn't advance. Since 1995, the Reds have been a bad organization. 2010-2013 were good years--- but if that four year stretch signifies your highest high (by far) over an almost 20 year span, well that's pretty pathetic. There are some teams on that top list that have actually probably given their fans less to cheer about overall since 1995, but they also at least delivered a more premium peak.
I think this is why you still see a lot of moaning from Reds fans despite the run of (relative) recent success. In the short view, these last few seasons have been pretty good. In the longview, we are likely talking about a team that has only participated in two post season series (both losses) in 19 years.
Todd Gack (07-30-2014)
The Reds were a pretty bad organization for over a decade. It's undeniable.
You would think that would make certain posters have perspective about the current front office and how they've turned things around though.
Instead it's "Votto gets paid $225 million to walk and this team hasn't accomplished anything. Fire sleepy Walt".
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