That's been my mantra this season....
The Reds really shouldn't be in any sort of contention right now. We have not played well as a team at all. When certain areas have come through others have tanked and vice versa. We are two games below .500 and in 4th place in the worst division in MLB. We should be playing out the string already.
But the standings keep sucking us in. 4 games back... And we start the second half against a team we are chasing.
13 of our next 16 are at home...we get going against the Cards and then Pirates.... Milwaukee is starting an 11 game west coast roadie. It sure seems like if the Reds are ever going to make a run, it needs to be now.
Let's say we come and tank right off the bat... Let's say we go 2-4 against the Cards and Pirates and find ourselves 6-7 games out. At that point, it would probably be time to throw in the towel. So, we could be as close as one week away from the season virtually ending. Or.... One really good week and we close in on the division lead.
This division stinks. And we still might be the most talented team in it.
We've seemingly had many chances to regroup and restart and each time we've stumbled. This time you'd have to figure is our last chance.
So, the season starts......now!