Either the Reds aren't quite ready for primetime and they got overhyped.............or they are ready for primetime, with players believing the hype and not doing enough to live up to it.
The bullpen failures have me surprised but then again, Herrera, Rhodes and Cordero have been pretty solid, and guys like Ondrusek and Lincoln have been lit up.
Harang is the same as last year, maybe worse. Bailey didn't pick up where he left off, which has surprised me. Cueto has the same pitch count struggles. Arroyo is Arroyo, which is a good thing. Leake has been a surprise and so have all the walks he's issued.
Other than Votto and Rolen, the rest of the offense is lame to date.
Stubbs may need to be sent down. Dickerson may need to be installed as the everyday CFer. Not sure who you bring up since the Bats OFers are all struggling right now. Phillips needs to be moved in the lineup. But Dusty refuses to do that. Weird.
June 1st is Dusty's firing date. Maybe sooner. Is it Joe Morgan or will they bring up Rick Sweet?