Do we have any other choice at this point... I dont think the Reds are going to do any more to put themselves in a better position than they are right now..."----------right now, i agree. with what i've seen walt and ownership doing this offseason, i'm also expecting cincy to contend and be players at the deadline. if attendance makes a positive spike the first half, i expect walt to be a big player at the deadline.
Honestly, there used to be a day when I was very optimistic about this franchise.
It has been renewed with the off-season activity.
I do believe ownership wants to win and they have the team to do it now.
3-19-2012 CRUISING in the lead for most strikeouts in all of baseball with almost ten per game.
Meanwhile, only three teams have given up more runs.
That's HP & E if ever I saw it. Yes, it's only spring training. At what point does the team start trying?
Hi Mikey, I remember when this ballpark first opened, the management had brought Pete Rose to look at the new stadium, and the first words out of his mouth were "this small ball park is going to hurt alot of batting averages, because players that aren't homerun hitters will be swinging for the fences, and a 30 homerun guy will try to hit 60...I'm not sure that still holds but it makes you wonder doesn't it...Boy that Pete Rose was wise guy wasn't he?....
If the Reds do not cut down on strikeout it wil be an instant replay of last year....Good post .....
Pete Rose never claimed to have book smarts. In fact, his typical boast was how the only books he ever read were the ones he had written.
However, his knowledge of the game of baseball is unsurpassed.
And he is the best player in the history of the game ... NOT in the Hall of Fame.
His comment about our home park (G.A.'S'.P.) is spot on. Over the course of an 81 game date season of home games, it puts us at a distinct disadvantage.
It has gotta weigh heavily on the psyches of our pitching staff ... as in ZERO margin of error. Opposing teams can certainly come to town with that "grip and rip" attitude and get away with it for a short span of 3 or 4 games, without otherwise destroying their general approach at the plate.
It is a much bigger challenge for our Reds who have to play 1/2 their games in that joke of a ball park.
It was a stadium fashioned for Ken Griffey Jr., especially with that ridiculous jet stream gap in the upper deck to the 3rd base side of home plate, and the embarrassingly short dimensions and short fence from the right field line all the way out to the power alley in right centerfield ... as in, Ohio River, here I come!
I would dispute that claim.
There is a good well-researched article to that point at "thegoodphight.com" titled "Bandbox Schmandbox". Check it out.
It notes how especially over the past four seasons, Citizens Bank Park is not playing like a hitter's paradise but is playing much more middle of the pack.
GABP remains the ultimate bandbox ... it was built that way, it plays that way, and while chicks dig the long ball, as well as our manager (with those wrist bands) in the dugout, it plays to the detriment of our ball club in the long run.
Even in GABP Janish couldnt hit it out of the park.
Youre my second favorite troll after Pog
Dude i argue with people on here alot but i see no real reason to insult anyone. Jersey has his opinions and i often disagree but he sticks around to debate his position right or wrong.
I would not call him and Pog trolls, that isn't really fair.
whats wrong with trolls?
I see your down to 719 posts, must have missed a banning.
Trolling isnt ALWAYS a negative thing.
And sorry, with Jersey, no.
Four year I sat here listening to this guy tell me that Janish, no matter how he performed, is an amazing short stop. After Janish failed repeatedly, he always found a reason to glorify him. I believe in freedom of opinion..but dang man, 4 years of nonsense