The Reds aren't ready for prime time yet, but they will be sooner or later.
Depth doesn't always equal quality. 6 decent starters don't trump 2.5 good ones.
Fans are fickle, myself included, but I don't think I've seen a fanbase across the board seemingly fail to recognize the truth staring them in the face like this week. No, not the Reds, but the Cards. They do whine, sometimes incessantly so. Yet to a man their fans [I have a LOT of friends who are Cards fans] they seem to think they do absolutely no wrong. Their guys are right when they criticize a Masset for pumping his fists, but when Pujols claps and happy dances across home plate he just 'loves the game'. Yes, I completely understand if Phillips had said nothing there would have been no situation last night. However the Cards fans I've spoken with since all seem to think Molina has ZERO blame. Simply ludicrous. There is a lot of blame to go around in BOTH dugouts.
Cubs fans may be terrible, but Cards fans are carpooling with them on their way to the park.
Internet Cards fans who descended upon RZ like a plague of locusts make Cubs fans look like Harvard grads.
If I were in a brawl I used to think Gomes was the Red I'd most want to have my back. Now its a tie between Rolen and Cueto.
I love baseball, but I already knew that, its just nice to be reminded why every once in a while. Meaningful baseball is always fun, especially in the second half when we are normally looking for the season to end and more excited about September call up than potential play off rosters.