December 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm #149997December 20, 2020 at 12:47 pm #149998December 20, 2020 at 12:47 pm #149999December 21, 2020 at 1:25 pm #150068
What are the Reds doing? I thought they signed people a year ago in hopes of making some noise over the next 2-3 years???
r/Esteemed RatDecember 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm #150076
They went big for 2020, crapped out, and are now cashing in all of their chips. They are going to be competing against the Pirates this year for last. The NLC is going to be awful. I seriously believe 85 wins might win the division going away.December 22, 2020 at 7:54 am #150099stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I seriously believe 85 wins might win the division going away.
Nah, they all have to play each other. The team that wins might have 85 win talent but could win 90+ games thanks to a weak division.December 22, 2020 at 8:28 am #150100
…and will be a heavy underdog in the first round of the playoffs, even if their record on paper is better…December 22, 2020 at 8:34 am #150102stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
…and will be a heavy underdog in the first round of the playoffs, even if their record on paper is better…
Absolutely. Just like this year when the Central teams got clubbed in the playoffs. Of course, sometimes teams that aren’t as good managed to find a way to sneak into playoff series wins.December 22, 2020 at 8:51 am #150104
I should probably amend my statement regarding 85 wins. It won’t take that many to win the division since it seems 162 games will not be played. I guess it will be the 85 win equivalent in a 100 or 125 game season.December 22, 2020 at 9:10 am #150107
This touches on another point of potential impact. With an additional round of the playoffs, it is going to be more difficult for an underdog to get to the top.December 29, 2020 at 9:59 am #150723
This is a duplicate of comments I made on the Cubs thread, but I believe it should be here, also.
The Reds lost a lot of pitching. Bauer almost certainly isn’t coming back. DeSclafani already signed elsewhere. Gray is rumored to be on the trade block as is Castillo. Their best setup man left as a free agent (Bradley) and they traded away their closer (Iglesias).
With all of those pitchers on their roster, the 2020 Reds finished just one game ahead of the COVID Cardinals.
I cannot objectively see those two teams on the same plane in 2021.January 17, 2021 at 9:54 pm #152037February 2, 2021 at 10:48 am #153219February 2, 2021 at 12:25 pm #153230
Do little is a perfect fit for the NL Central – except for one team…March 10, 2021 at 1:02 pm #155485March 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm #155493
Well, here we go. Its started again.
r/Esteemed RatMay 5, 2021 at 3:20 pm #160213November 4, 2021 at 8:35 am #176187
Not a great start to the offseason by the Reds as they traded their starting catcher Tucker Barnhart to the Tigers and Boras client OF Nick Castellanos opted out of his contract. At age 29 and coming off his best season, he should fetch a lot of money.November 4, 2021 at 8:40 am #176190
Brian, you can delete the offseason activity thread if you want. I forgot that we already have threads for each NLC team, which might be more appropriate to use.November 4, 2021 at 8:42 am #176191November 4, 2021 at 12:31 pm #176203
Would we have any interest in Castellanos? Assume he would be too expensive.
Or how about McCutchen from the Phillies? The Phillies declined his option – or something like that.November 8, 2021 at 5:21 pm #176395March 13, 2022 at 12:51 pm #180677March 13, 2022 at 1:14 pm #180678
The Reds are going to contend for the cellar with the Pirates.March 13, 2022 at 8:22 pm #180703
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