Ummm….no. Not yet, at least. McCoy is just being silly.

On another note, how many of you stayed up to watch the entire Rays/Sox game last night? I did, because I’m happy for the Rays and I wanted to see them celebrate. Not so fast….

Anyone think the Sox will actually come back in this one?

8 Responses

  1. Erik

    sox will lose at the trop at least once. The homefield advantage is with the rays for sure given how fast that turf plays (i even pondered if that screwed up pena on that bad throw from longoria). Although even with that it will come down to who pitches better.

    that game was awesome, I stopped paying attention to it but still had it on, glad I kept it on…for sure.

  2. mike

    McCoy is not only being silly he’s comparing only 6 players on an entire roster. EVEN IF in some dreamland the Reds were as good with those 6 players what about the other 4 starters and other 4 position players?

    For example. 2 of the Phillies 6 most productive hitters were Burrell and Werth. Neither was mentioned. Both had VORPs over 30 meaning that the Phillies had 6 position players with VORP over 30. The Reds had 1, Votto and the other that would have had a VORP over 30 and was only 28 was traded away.

    They had 5 pitchers with VORPs over 20. Hamels, Moyer, Lidge, Madson and Durbin
    The Reds had 1. Volquez.

    To make it out that the Phillies are were they are because of just those 6 players is WAY off base.

    The Phillies were SIGNIFICANTLY better in EVERY SINGLE WAY when compared with the Reds.

    Their offense was 6.4% better than the Reds and the Reds traded away their most productive hitter

    Their rotation was 49.6% better than the Reds

    Their bullpen was what, 2 to 2.5 times better than the Reds

    and their defense was 3.4% better than the Reds.

    All this talk of the Reds playing the youth at the end of the season and cherry picking comparisons between the Reds and playoff teams is pure BS propaganda.

  3. Y-City Jim

    Remember that the Bosox were down 3 games to 1 to Cleveland last year but I feel the Rays are way better than Cleveland was last year.

    Sometimes McCoy plays to the intellect of the usual crowd over there. They are convinced since Griffey and Dunn are gone that the Reds are a great team in the making.

  4. mike

    Sometimes McCoy plays to the intellect of the usual crowd over there. They are convinced since Griffey and Dunn are gone that the Reds are a great team in the making.

    the thing is they aren’t wrong.
    they aren’t right either.

    it’s the off season. The Reds could actually fill their, what, 4 major holes by spending $40 million extra dollars.

    Of course, Jr was done, toast, so that’s OK and Bruce will be fine in RF but we created another hole by trading Dunn.

    So how does this team fill LF, CF, C and SS and do it in a way that creates a winning team????? The offense sucked so we need bats.

    Harang, Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto and Bailey or Livingston or Owings or Thompson will be fine the bullpen needs help but that’s easy, it’s the offense they need to focus on even if Votto and Bruce improve.

  5. Dan

    What did Joe Maddon do wrong? I htought it was just a massive bullpen collapse.

  6. Kurt Frost

    It seemed like he just stood there while it was melting down and did nothing. He assumed it was in the bag.

  7. Mike

    The shock of giving up a 7-0 lead with the pennant in sight could be too much for the young Rays to overcome.