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Thread: Reds Orginzational Woes

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    Re: Reds Orginzational Woes

    If Walt is able to pull this team out of the muck and get them to the playoffs a few times, he should be immediately inducted into the Hall of Fame and the place should be renamed in his honor.

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    Re: Reds Orginzational Woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Not that it's any great shock to those paying attention over The Lost Decade, but the Reds as an organization are a mess.
    I'm not really arguing against any of the original post, but I do think that fans need to keep things in perspective a bit in regards to THIS season.

    1B: Out for an extended period

    2B: Playing with a broken thumb for a large portion of the season

    SS: In and out with injuries and coming back from a major one

    3B: Out for the majority of the season with injury, traded and new one is out with "injury"

    C: Out for the remainder of the season most likely due to surgury. Backup out with injury too.

    LF: Platoon...nobody really expected much realistically here

    CF: Started off well, but struggled mightily since. And dealt with numerous injuries as well. Starter & backup.

    RF: Struggled most of the season in sophmore slump. Injured for majority of second half with broken wrist.

    Overall, the position players who HAVE been healthy have struggled...more than expected.

    SP: Volquez out for majority of season and now remainder of next season. Rest of rotation has been up and down. Struggling recently due to trying to do too much due to lack of offense...trying to be TOO perfect. Too much pressure to perform.

    RP: Several juggled in and out due to injuries. Numerous have performed better than expected.

    With all of these problems, there was no manager/general manager/owner that was going to pull the rabbit out of the hat this season. I know we've had a woeful past decade, but I don't count this season in it. We've just been really snake-bit this season. We could make zero changes this off season and still be improved enough to compete for the division title (no, I'm not suggesting we don't NEED to make any changes...we do).

    A season like this one tends to blow the organizational problems out of proportion. We're on the right track...we just need a MASH unit set up next to that track. :O)
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    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    Re: Reds Orginzational Woes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs View Post
    I'm not so sure Mr. Linder was ever committed to winning. Perhaps one could make the argument because he brought Griffey in here, but he didn't fulfill his promise to bring talent around him. Linder was about the bottom line, all the time. He would have never have brought a Scott Rolen type player in here.
    Perhaps not but I'm sure he wanted to win. He just may not have really tried that hard but I'm sure he wanted to win.
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