This week’s big question: Should Reds fans have confidence in the current front office to get the job done over the upcoming off-season? Bill Lack and I have some thoughts on that topic. Plus, we evaluate Nick Senzel’s rookie season, the brilliance of Sonny Gray, and what we should expect from Joey Votto in the future. All that, plus #ViewerMail!

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8 Responses

  1. Mason Red

    Well they haven’t made it out of last place yet but I agree with what you said. There has been far too much praise heaped on the FO for their “success”. That’s what separates this franchise from those who are actually successful: mediocrity is not only acceptable but it’s also praised. There are some bits and pieces here especially LC and SG. Most franchises would try and build around those players…and it would take lots of building…but they would try. Trying for this franchise means rental players and castoffs. And in the process of bringing those types of players here the minors were depleted in the process. I expect more of the same this offseason and the next and the next. So on and so on and so on.

    • greenmtred

      I’m afraid that I agree with every word you wrote, Mason Red. It has become impossible for me to be an apologist for the Reds.

  2. TR

    As fans, the front office is all we have regarding change and improvement on the Reds before another season rolls around.

  3. RedNat

    I liked what the front office did over the offseason with the moves. The in season moves ,not so much. the Puig/Trammel trade still really confuses me. the team has just not been the same without Puig. my opinion is that if they had kept Puig, Scooter and Roarke we would be competing for the final playoff spot now.

    • Kevin Davis

      You do know that the Giants released Scooter ? To say that we would be battling for playoff with Scooter is a vast overstatement.

    • Mason Red

      Finally we agree Pete. This franchise and team are many players away from being competitive. And this franchise has been horrendous at developing players for years and that’s where the trouble lies. It has been ignored and or patched for decades despite changes in ownership and FO personnel.

  4. D

    Grandfather,Canadian Calvary of WW1,mom grew up near where Riverfront stadium stood,father an OSP trooper who even though stationed in St Clairesville,always got us to a Reds game every year.Rember an inning at Crosley field ,when tornado started over stadium and hit Milford.With today’s analytical game,driving ball or bust,few hit and runs ,no attempts to just dribble a ball in a vacated area due to a shift,etc.Has left little desire to continue to support Cincy any more.A David Bell coached game is the most boring baseball known to mankind win or lose.

  5. redsfanhelpme

    Yes! Finally people on here saying what I have said about the Front Office. Time for change starting at the TOP!