There’s been considerable gnashing of teeth about the Reds’ recent 3-5 road trip. Well, contrary to the common blogger/stat-geek stereotype, I actually watched those games, and I thought that aside from a couple games, the Reds played pretty darn well.

This blog post, by Padres Assistant GM Paul DePodesta, really tracks my thinking on the process: Yeah, W-L are what ultimately matter, but how they play is, over the long run, a better barometer than the results over a single week.