Somehow I missed this the other day, but friend of the Nation Joel Luckhaupt has a good piece over at The Hardball Times about the decisions Cincinnati will have to make this offseason:
The 2011 Reds were adequate. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all. Nothing more. Nothing less. Depending on how you look at glasses partially filled with liquid, being adequate can be a good thing or a bad thing for the Reds heading into this offseason. On the plus side, being adequate means that the team does not need a major overhaul to be competitive. On the down side, asking fans which problem is in most need of fixing will give you seven different answers.
The only thing that is clear is that the Reds canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t afford to be complacent like they were last offseason.
Go read the whole thing. I agree with it all.