One of DanO's big mantra's was following his mystical plan of rebuilding. If I remember he had the Reds slated to be competitive again in 2067.
BC and Kriv have made it clear that they want to win now, and for the first 4 months of the season they have done so. Whether you love them or hate them, you have to give them credit for that. Will it last till the end? That's the $64,000 question.
I'm still impressed of where we are considering the damage to the orginzation inflicted by Schott, Bowden, Linder, Allen and OBrian. And it's only been 7 months since that era ended. That's not a free pass for ownership/FO but I think it should be recognized.
If the team stays competitive till the end but falls into 2nd place will people be devistated and feal that we've made no improvement over previous years? If we stay competitive, win the WC but get kicked out right away will that be considered a failure and the season a waste? If we win the division but not the LCS is that mean Kriv is a failure as a GM?
These are serrious questions. I'm not being a smart alec, I'm genuinley currious if competing down to the wire but falling just short would be viewed as a complete failure and no better than the Reds of the past 5 years?
Obviously I want to win the division, and frankly think we have a shot at it (assuming some key elements fall into place). I'm not happy with 2nd place in 2007, but would you be unhappy with 2nd place in 2006?