I just completed my review of the Reds' stats through 50 games.
For all the talk (myself included) of Janish, Gomes, Renteria, Stubbs' strikeouts, all the offensive issues, the following stats are glaring:
Reds cannot win with these kinds of numbers from starting pitchers. Bailey and Cueto have been much better, in fewer tries due to injury.
Reds are constantly behind in games in the early innings. Two of these starters are now at AAA, but Leake is headed back and eventually so will Volquez be.
Maybe all the talk of Reyes, Beltran, shortstops, and left fielders, is unnecessary.
Maybe the starting pitching isn't any good.