For a Reds club that is underperforming its Pythagorean projections by a substantial margin (roughly five to eight wins this year), the subject of Pythagoreans W/Ls has been barely broached on RedsZone, if at all.
Compare this year to last, when there were a handful of daily threads from May through August using Pythagorean projections to describe the Reds and their chances. So why has this been a non-issue this year?
Is it a tired subject?
Or is it that Pythagorean projections are less meaningful when a sub-mediocre team looks good, as opposed to when a sub-mediocre team looks atrocious?
Or is it that the stakes are lower this year, and therefore, it really doesn't matter at this point?
Or have people accepted high Pythagorean variances (in either direction) as a fact of life in GABP?
Or have Reds fans been conditioned to be skeptical and assume the worst-case scenario?