I am not in panic mode, nor will I begin cursing Walt Jocketty for suggesting he's not doing his job properly. I am a big Jocketty fan, and I believe this Reds' club will be in the race until the last day of the season.
With that prefaced, it's the proverbial night before baseball Christmas and I feel like the Reds are getting a lump of coal under their trade deadline tree. I'm certain it's not for a lack of trying, and no trade is better than a bad trade. Still, after 10 years of mediocrity, one can't help but feel letdown if nothing happens.
Perhaps something will get done before 4 PM. It just doesn't feel like it. And with already over 15 trades having gone down this month--and still more to come--it's bitter tasting that the Reds haven't gotten anything done.
But hey, I still believe in the organization. That hasn't been an easy thing to say. And this team is capable of winning without help. It's just going to be a bit of a disappointment if nothing goes down.