Frustrated by this Reds off-season? You have no idea.
I’ve felt all along that based on the nucleus the Reds have in place, and relative MLB experience; 2012 would be the Reds ‘all in’ year. I’ve stated it multiple times. With Albert Pujols leaving St. Louis and Prince Fielder leaving Milwaukee–along with the problems that may arise from Ryan Braun’s 50-game suspension–this should be the Reds time to emerge as the frontrunner in the NL Central and really kick the door down.
Their biggest off-season move thus far (and by biggest we mean ‘only’)? Signing former local product Andrew Brackman to replace Dontrelle Willis.
The Reds have been beaten to the punch on absolutely everyone. Huston Street to Josh Willingham. Willingham was the guy in particular who I wanted, because he’s productive and affordable and shares the same agent as Jay Bruce. He was virtually a perfect guy for the Reds.
Now Jocketty has his sights set on Michael Cuddyer, Ryan Theriot, and Joe Saunders. Yuck!
I don’t know what is going on in Cincinnati’s front office; but since the moment they won the 2010 NL Central crown by default they’ve operated like they don’t have a clue what is going on in the game of baseball.
Ryan Theriot? Joe Saunders? I need to finish this post or it’s going to turn into a rant.