The shot heard around my computer desk.
I am going to call it! The Redlegs are going to go 35-24 down the stretch. A fantastic run that will lead to, well, nothing. Sound and fury signifying nothing. If things remain the same and the three teams in front of the Reds don’t collapse, the Reds will STILL finish 4th in the division.
That’s right! Play .600 ball to finish right where you are now.
They could go 29-30 and finish…….in fourth.
Being the eternal pessimistic optimist that I am, I don’t see a scenario where the Reds finish higher than 4th. The good news is the remainder of the teams that they play have a .489 winning percentage. That is the bad news too. The Reds SUCK vs. teams with a losing record. They are .500 vs the remainder of the schedule.
I could really care less about the winning record. 82 or 78 wins does not change my view of this season. Win now is WIN NOW. Unfortunately, I realize win now became win 2 months ago.
I guess the point is that there is no need to panic and move players at this point. Find a way to sign Dunn move Junior along to his final resting place and lets get ready for next year. 199ish days until pitchers and catchers report.