O.K., here is my take. I was going to post this on ORG, but I felt everbody should have an imput into this.
This season started out with so much promise. I think we all can say that we were surprised with how the Reds came out of the gate. Now we are back in familiar mid-season territory. I was looking that the Reds are something like 9-16 in their last 25 games, the bullpen is blowing game after game, and are hitters seem to be falling out of that groove they were in early on.
Bob C. and Wayne K. know the woes, but at this point in the season no moves habe been made yet. Is it that nobody wants to give anything up in the way of pitchers or is it that the asking price is too high for what we would get? Are they set on scrapping this season and continuing on with the "rebuilding"?
I know this is a compltely different group at the controls this year, but when your a fan and you find your favorite team in an all too familiar spot, struggling at .500 or just a hair below or above, it leaves a lot to question.
They said if it looked as though we had a shot to contend they would look into adding, but I've yet to see anything happen and I'm having doubts that it will happen. IMO, I thought this team had the best shot at contending compared to any Reds team of the last 5 seasons.
Every season anymore reminds of what Bill Murray went through in the movie Groundhog Day, and it becomes more difficult to tell the current season apart from the season before.