Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    9

    Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    ESPN.com's David Schoenfield takes a close look at our Reds, sparking a lively debate as to whether or not these Redlegs just might be the cream of the crop in the NL.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/27447/are-the-reds-the-best-in-the-nl[/URL]
    Last edited by DaytonDieHard; 07-30-2012 at 02:00 AM.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    174

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    I'll take "The Reds have best pitching rotation in the N.L. and tied for best record in baseball" for $1000 Alex.

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    479

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    Best. Record. In. Baseball.
    There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bloomington, IN
    Posts
    334

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    It's strange that a team with seemingly so many offensive holes could be the best team in baseball, but they just might be. If everybody continues to contribute like this once Votto gets back, this team will be extremely dangerous!

  6. #5
    Pimpin...literally!!! dubc47834's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Terre Haute, In
    Posts
    1,437

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    I don't know, if the offense was better I would say yes. Right now if I had to say, it would probly be the Dodgers or Nats, but we are right there behind them. If we can get a leadoff hitter then I think we will be real dangerous come playoff time.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Cincy
    Posts
    960

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillsdale87 View Post
    It's strange that a team with seemingly so many offensive holes could be the best team in baseball, but they just might be. If everybody continues to contribute like this once Votto gets back, this team will be extremely dangerous!
    I agree with you, but consider 3 points.

    1. The rotation is very good, 5 deep and the closer is unhittable.
    2. Joey Votto is probably the hardest guy to pitch to in baseball.
    3. Pretty much any lineup in baseball can score runs at GABP.

  8. #7
    Member Larkin88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    592

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    Quote Originally Posted by swaisuc View Post
    I agree with you, but consider 3 points.

    1. The rotation is very good, 5 deep and the closer is unhittable.
    2. Joey Votto is probably the hardest guy to pitch to in baseball.
    3. Pretty much any lineup in baseball can score runs at GABP.
    It's funny how much #1 has almost contradicted point #3 as far as opposing offenses have gone.

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    479

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    Red's have (in my opinion, but the facts are below) the best slash line in the 7th inning and later.

    It reads: .260 / .334 / .435

    2nd in BA to Philly
    2nd in OBP to St. Louis
    1st in SLG
    1st in OPS

    Looks like in addition to their lights-out closer, they're the best closing offense in the NL as well, and among the top in baseball.
    There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.

  10. #9
    Member RedsBrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    513

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    This team is where it's at because, top to bottom, it has the best pitching in the league. Outside of Votto the offense doesn't have a .300 hitter in the line-up. Granted, since the AS break they have a group of guys who are hot at the plate.

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
    Posts
    769

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    Hard to say, the NL is definitely better than the AL though. Dodgers are the most talented team

  12. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4,666

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    Right now I would say yes...come late Sept/early Oct...no one knows..

  13. #12
    Member The_Mudshark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    152

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    They are tied for the best record in the NL - so yes.

    Many of the players who have helped get us to this point are on hot streaks and typically don't play this well - so no.

    I'm going to go with - maybe.
    Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon...

  14. #13
    Member P.E.R#14's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    248

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Mudshark View Post
    They are tied for the best record in the NL - so yes.

    Many of the players who have helped get us to this point are on hot streaks and typically don't play this well - so no.

    I'm going to go with - maybe.
    They are actually tied for the best record in MLB!
    "I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball." - Pete Rose

  15. #14
    Jay Bruce 30+ HR jrandal9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Grove City, OH
    Posts
    61

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBrick View Post
    This team is where it's at because, top to bottom, it has the best pitching in the league. Outside of Votto the offense doesn't have a .300 hitter in the line-up. Granted, since the AS break they have a group of guys who are hot at the plate.
    Actually Mr. Phillips is at .300
    The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be! -Bret Hart

  16. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    247

    Re: Are the Reds the best in the NL?

    They are one of the best in all of baseball. They are hot right now and I am very excited about the future.
    Great rotation
    Strong pen - dominate closer
    Solid defense
    Offense that is heating up
    All signs are very good.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25