Nate was joined this week by Steven Offenbaker from Locked On Reds to discuss the string of injuries and misfortune hitting our beloved Cincinnati Reds over the last several days.

They dove into how important Matt McLain is to this team, the lack of CF depth, and how the starting rotation and bullpen are going to need to carry this squad if they hope to make the playoffs.

And yes, folks, there IS reason to be optimistic. We just had to squint a little harder to see it.

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4 Responses

  1. MK

    If there is a Votto curse then they should make the playoffs. One of the key issues of the Curse of the Bambino was that the Red Sox won multiple championships with the Babe. Once he was as traded then went into a 100 year non-title streak.
    Since Votto was never involved in a championship a curse should mean they will now win.
    Let’s hope the curse is more successful than the man.

  2. Ernie Howerton

    I definitely think they can make the playoffs,pitchers will have to live up to their potential.CES give them 40 HR,Steer same yr. as last yr,Elly 30HR 30 steals more walks less K’s,new bullpen produces,good leadoff from India and they’re in.I forgot about Canderlio 25 and 80 from him.

    • greenmtred

      If all of those things happen, there’s little doubt that they would make the playoffs. If all of those things happened,,,aye, there’s the rub….