How long will it take for people to finally feel good about this team?
After hearing all the talk about how pathetic our outfield is, or how bad our manager is, and even now how much of a joke our GM is, I've wondered when will it be enough? Why be a fan of a team if you enjoy talking about how much of a joke they are.
Do the Reds have to actually be in the playoffs in October for the crying to stop? Why can't their performance please fans who have been let down year after year? We are so close, yet fan support here makes me think people would rather the Reds miss the playoffs so they could find someone/something to complain about. I know I'm certainly enjoying this run, who knows how long it will last?
The Reds have just sold out a weekend series with the hottest team in the NL East, and all I read about is how Walt Jocketty doesn't care about improving his team. Perhaps he wants to build a team that will have sustained success over a long period of time? Silly thought I guess...
The Reds are in the thick of things in August and September callups are going to be huge for this team in getting a deeper bullpen and perhaps deeper bench. This organization has a lot of depth in the high minors that many others do not, it should be to our advantage during our weak part of the schedule.
This is the homestretch, you're doing yourself a disservice to complain about anything you can find to be remotely different from what you would like. Until this team steers far away from playoff contention they at least deserve the benefit of the doubt right?