I know it is early but a 12-19 record isn't what Reds fans or owners envisioned for what was supposed to be a promising season with a season veteran manager onboard.
And what we have seen so far is what we have seen the past two years. Only difference is an improved starting rotation with the young arms and a much improved bullpen. But the offense still can't manufacture runs and Dunn's inablility to hit with runners in scoring position is enough to drive even mild manner Reds fans nuts.
Things won't change unless there is new blood. Time to bring up Bruce and Bailey. Time to send Junior packing back to Seattle where he can wrap up a Hall of Fame career. Get a couple of prospects and move on. Keep Dunn till the midseason trading deadline. Then get the best deal you can and put the money saved towards a free agent or two for the 2009 season.
While it might seem like I'm throwing in the towel, the reality is what you're seeing now is what you have been watching the past two years. And no matter how many GMs and managers you fire, the product on the field won't improved until you make changes.
Hopefully the Reds can change their fortunes but if they keep the same motley crew, expect another brutal season.