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    What’s worse:

    As Reds fans, we’ve experienced both lately. So what’s more disheartening for a fan? A team without the talent to compete, or a team with talent that underachieves?
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    Re: What’s worse:

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    As Reds fans, we’ve experienced both lately. So what’s more disheartening for a fan? A team without the talent to compete, or a team with talent that underachieves?
    I don’t think it’s either.

    Because if you have competent decision makers at the top, you’ll know it will be corrected. Not having folks leading the franchise that can make well rounded, shrewd, baseball first decisions is the worst. In short, the reds are managed, owned, run, coached and directed by a massive group of fing losers.

    The reds have had 6 years to rebuild and have failed miserably.

    A few trades worked out, most have been laughable

    Drafted miserably.

    Signed international talent moronically

    Developed players miserably.


    Can you imagine the late 90s/2000s or the current 6 years happening to a real franchise? No. Because honestly, it’s hard to be this incompetent
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    Re: What’s worse:

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    As Reds fans, we’ve experienced both lately. So what’s more disheartening for a fan? A team without the talent to compete, or a team with talent that underachieves?
    My position is that if the talent was so good they wouldn’t be hitting .210.

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    Re: What’s worse:

    Agree 100%

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    Re: What’s worse:

    I'll take the team with the talent. A hot streak and maybe you can parlay that into a couple of long term building blocks.
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    Re: What’s worse:

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    As Reds fans, we’ve experienced both lately. So what’s more disheartening for a fan? A team without the talent to compete, or a team with talent that underachieves?
    Also don’t let the fake narrative that the poor reds are just ‘unlucky’ guide you.

    The reds are not unlucky.

    They are a short cutting, cheap, short sided organization that has rewarded mediocrity, been afraid to make decisions and has been guided by nepotism And horrible decision making for too long. The whole franchise is rotting

    The reds are most certainly not unlucky. They are the product of being a laughingstock-run organization in every facet for decades

    Sure, injuries, small samples of babip etc show up. But they do for every team. The reds are just fantastic at being losers
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    Re: What’s worse:

    Quote Originally Posted by TreyBall View Post
    Also don’t let the fake narrative that the poor reds are just ‘unlucky’ guide you.

    The reds are not unlucky.

    They are a short cutting, cheap, short sided organization that has rewarded mediocrity, been afraid to make decisions and has been guided by nepotism And horrible decision making for too long. The whole franchise is rotting

    The reds are most certainly not unlucky. They are the product of being a laughingstock-run organization in every facet for decades

    Sure, injuries, small samples of babip etc show up. But they do for every team. The reds are just fantastic at being losers
    Why are you here?

    You believe this team and this organization is just a bunch of loosers. You have made that point clear in about every post you've made so why hang around a bunch of Reds Fans after you've told us all that you hate everything about this team?

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    Re: What’s worse:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Why are you here?

    You believe this team and this organization is just a bunch of loosers. You have made that point clear in about every post you've made so why hang around a bunch of Reds Fans after you've told us all that you hate everything about this team?
    Because I’m a reds fan who is grounded in reality?

    Go Ahead and refute what I said. Please, tell me Why I’m Wrong.

    Is the reds miserable production decade after decade offending you?

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    Re: What’s worse:

    Back to the original question: I'd always choose the lovable losers. Underachieving is a culture that can seep into an organization and completely ruin it.

    I look at it this way: the Mets won 66 games in 1966, 61 games in 1967, and 72 games in 1968. The Tigers won at least 88 games each year from 2011-2014. I would much rather go through the mental anguish once each season, preferably when it is coldest out, and occasionally be surprised by a miracle. Getting so close to the mountaintop only to repeatedly fall seems grotesque.

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    Re: What’s worse:

    Ah the eternal question which the bard posed as:

    "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true or is it something worse?"

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    Re: What’s worse:

    But what is best in life?

    Friends don't let friends fWAR.

    Coddle thy pitchers.

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    Re: What’s worse:

    "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" Alfred Lord Tennyson must have been a REDS fan.
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    Re: What’s worse:

    dont critique the club some people here cant handle it,, maybe they are proud of this lustrous performance

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    Re: What’s worse:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Why are you here?

    You believe this team and this organization is just a bunch of loosers. You have made that point clear in about every post you've made so why hang around a bunch of Reds Fans after you've told us all that you hate everything about this team?
    There's nobody on this board who can say they're happy with how this team has performed the last decade. C'mon man. Why not be critical if it's warranted. Some fans are tired of this mediocrity and if it offends the sunshine pumpers, then so be it. I love the Reds as much as anyone on this board. But, I see no issue with calling out the obvious.

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    Re: What’s worse:

    the guy cant handle any criticism his job is to publish the line up and box score and then "root" for the home team he is a true fan of the debris that this manager and front office have produced for decades


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