It was another atrocious season for the Reds last year. The Reds have been consistently terrible for the last four seasons, winning between 64-68 games in each of those seasons. The obvious problem last year was starting pitcher.
After five straight subpar seasons of under-.500 records following Dusty Baker‘s exit, the Reds are primed to make some noise in 2019. With a solid farm system, ranked No. 6 in all of baseball, 4 of their top 5 in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100, they have the pieces to end their rebuild and contend for years to come.
Let me say this right off the top. Scott Rolen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. What is even more of an affront is that he only received 10.2% of the vote last year. Sometimes I don’t understand what the voters are looking at, but I will attempt to help them out.
Every year there are teams who rise to the top because of an unsung hero, a rookie stepping in, or a triumphant return from injury by a veteran. On the flip side, there are teams who are at the bottom and underachieving or simply too young and rebuilding. Here are the bottom 10 teams in the league and some bright spots that those teams can possibly build on moving forward.
The double elimination, bracket play is underway, and, to no one’s surprise, it has been exciting so far. Saturday was the first day of the Bracket play and our first game pitted North Carolina against Oregon State.