The reason the Reds struggle is GABP... too many players that swing for fence not enough players that can play small ball work the count and get on base. Bases loaded the opposing pitcher struggling to find the strike zone, why the next batter up swings at the very first pitch across the plate???!! Happens time and tiime again. There's no accountability, no true leader that will get in a guys face and make them do what's best for the team. Stubbs is the fastest player on the team but do you see the Speed in the outfield. I hate to see bloop hits fall in front of him.. Use your speed to catch it!!! He should average 40 stolen bases every year with his speed!!! Never happens. He's more worried about Homeruns. The Cardinals just plug in hitters after Pujols left and not miss a beat..Because the players they sign are "professional" Hitters and put the team first instead of trying to fatting up their stats unlike the Reds players. The Reds are a far better team on paper than the Cardinals but consistently give games away against mediocre pitchers. A clear message needs to be sent to this team or the players need to now their define role. If they don't do their job they need to sit the bench simple as that.