I realize that wins are a somewhat arbitrary statistic for pitchers, so take this with a grain of salt. But I just saw when scanning the team stats today that after last night the reds have four SP with double-digit totals:
I've been following the Reds for about 25 years now, and I can't remember the last time anything close to this happened. Heck, I remember when it was rather exciting to get one 13-15 game winner -- and now the team has a chance to have four of them in one season!
Perhaps this is meaningless relative to other stats -- but since I had no idea what ERA+ or FIP were in the 1980s or 1990s, or even the early 2000s, this is the sort of information that helps me put this team in perspective. Something special is going on here.
Can anyone else name a season since the 1970s when the team had four double-digit winners in the rotation? *ahem* (I'm not in a position right now to do the necessary legwork).