And boom goes the dynamite.
Still feels weird to type.
Bump.... I'm trying guys....
Last year has nothing to do with this year. Sorry.
This could have been posted a dozen times during the lost decade.
So far this team doesn't look like the team that will win 86 or 87 ( what I predicted). We'll see how good they can play with saviors Cueto and Bailey, but who is to say that someone else won't go down (injury) or fall back to earth (Gomes) when they come back?
If all goes well, they win 86 or 87. Great. Hope I'm wrong and they win more, but I doubt it. My hope and faith will not make them win more.
The way things have gone so far this year reminds me of a game where your team jumps out to a nice lead in the first inning by scoring five runs and your all happy but by the bottom of the inning things are all tied up.At that point you just say oh well, it's going to be one of those games because at that point there's really nothing loss other then a early lead.Right now this season is barley out of the first inning.No ledge for me but this does kinda suck.
Last edited by Captain Hook; 04-21-2011 at 02:04 AM.
Who's on the ledge? This thread was started in April 2010.
Save everyone the time of what?
Here's a gem from last season...
Yeah. I'd say the Reds, if anything, have placed entirely too much faith in young arms with serious warts on their record. Acquiring Brad Penny-types should be nearly automatic for a struggling squad like the Reds; instead, we let the frontrunners grab him. I get "schooled" all the time about being "silly" and "unrealistic" about grabbing the brass ring with guys like Halladay, but what's the excuse for not getting an inexpensive fireballer with some injury warts like Penny?As a side note, after the first comment criticizing the Reds weak staff and FO for failing to acquire an obvious upgrade in Penny, Brad P started another 5 games posting an ERA of 5.66 over 27 innings before going down with a season-ending injury.Cards gave him 7.5 million.
Prognosticating doom and gloom for any pitcher who has not earned a big payday during free agency may sound insightful but as analysis goes, it's more cheaply bought nobility than it's a legitimate analysis of a pitcher's true talent.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
What this stretch proves is that if you are slumping deeply, it doesn't matter who the opponent is in MLB. One good sign, at least we got a little bit of pitching last night.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
What does a 4-9 record against the Astros, Diamondbacks, Padres and Pirates translate to against the likes of the Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Rockies, Braves, Yankees, Rays, Marlins and Brewers?
The Reds could not have possibly had a more favorable early schedule with which to get out of the blocks strong and build a little early lead. And they could not have disappointed more with that favorable early schedule.
Last edited by Reds/Flyers Fan; 04-21-2011 at 09:40 AM.
I still do but assuming they act that way the rest of the year, that means they'd finish with about 85 wins. Suddenly the division title looks like a much harder dog fight without much room for injury/error.
Streaks like this happen to every team over the course of a season. Heck last year the Reds got swept by one of the worst teams in baseball in Seattle and also had a poor home stand series against the Pirates.
It's April, we're at .500, nothing is lost. If we were blowing through teams right now some would be worried this team is peaking too early.