John Erardi has an interesting post here about the Reds 2009 defense, and whether it’s as good as we’re being told. It’s a great question, and one we’ve been asking for as long as the Reds have been trying to sell us this “speed and defense” line.

I’m not at all convinced that the Reds defense is going to be better…and even if it is better, I’m skeptical that it would be good enough to make up for the crappier offense this year.

I hope the Reds are right.