Drew Stubbs 8
Edgar Renteria 6
Joey Votto 3
Brandon Phillips 4
Jay Bruce 9
Miguel Cairo 5
Yonder Alonso 7
Ramon Hernandez 2
Johnny Cueto 1

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I am not a hardcore baseball guy, but I have been a Reds fan for a very long time. Football is my sport of choice, and I can usually sit and watch a game, no matter who is playing. I cannot say the same for baseball, but there are few things that I enjoy more than watching the Reds, and watching them live is something that I would do at least once a week if I could. With all of that being said, I am really beginning to get tired of what I’m seeing lately, and I’m sure that I’m not alone.

This is the first time that I have ever posted a commet on this blog, but I have heard about it a lot, and I figured that it would be a good place to voice my opinion. I just can’t go quiet anymore. How is it that the Reds can sweep the defending world champs, then drop two out of three to one of the worst teams in the league? And now it looks as if they are going to drop a series to the Cubs as well (it is the end of the fourth, and Cueto was just pulled after walking in another run for Chicago).

I know, that is just how the game of baseball is sometimes, but I am so sick and tired of seeing play that makes me think that we are going to get another shot at the postseason, only to see play the very next day that is flat out embarassing. Cincinnati is anything but consistent, and the roller coaster ride that comes along with being a Reds fan is getting real old real quick. This team has some of the most loyal fans of any team in the MLB, and we deserve better. I am sorry, but that’s how I feel. I am in no position to make any kind of suggestions as to what could be done, but something needs to be done soon.

I really hate to say this, but we were lucky to make it into the playoffs last year. It would make me so angy to hear Colin Cowherd call the team a “fraud” on ESPN radio, but he may have been right. Because although the Reds played hard last year, and they certainly won some big games, if it weren’t for St. Louis choking at the right time we might never have gotten to enjoy seeing a playoff game in Cincinnati for the first time in ages. This season the Reds were supposed to come out and be at the top of the standings in the NL Central all year long. What happened? What needs to happen to finally get things going in the right direction once and for all? I want to see more wins, and less missed opportunities. I just want to see my team succeed. That’s all…

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