Having been a Reds fan my entire life I have seen some bad years, but this is by far the worst one I have ever witnessed. Not only has the pitching been awful, this year our hitting has not been able to keep us afloat as it did in seasons past. It's time to start over, wipe the slate clean. It's time for the organization to make some moves that may not be the most popular with the fans but best for the team.
The first, and maybe the most devistating move that they need to make(especially for me), is to trade Junior. This legend has been my favorite player ever since he stepped onto a baseball field. But it's time for him to move on. Now especially would be a great time to cut ties. His value is as high as it will ever be right now and he deserves to play for a championship caliber team.
Secondly, Adam Dunn has got to go. This guy is not going to be what the Reds expected him to be. He is big when it doesn't matter and terrible when it does. Granted, he has had his moments, but he is nowhere near the caliber he should be at. At the beginning of spring training he said how he was going to become a better hitter/fielder. I haven't seen one difference in his approach.
Finally, it maybe time to bring up some of our more promising prospects. Homer Bailey has to be a better option than Kirk Sarloos or Kyle Loshe. Joey Votto (sp?) should get a chance to show what he can do. Jay Bruce may still be a little raw he could take over center and we could move Hamilton over to right.
I don't think that I have ever been so mad/upset/disgusted at watching a Reds team, but atleast if they could make some good moves and bring in some young talent, I could live with this type of performance.