For all of our RR whining the Reds haven't done badly - .500 at the present having just taken 2 out of 3 from the Brewers. Still I must voice significant concern about the offense (or rather the lack thereof). Why is Daoud McFlurry still up prancing around with the Big Team? Why is Jay Bruce still batting #5 when he's struggling so badly? Why isn't Chris Dickerson getting more playing time. Why is Ryan Hannigan sitting? Why isn't Alex Gonzales sitting (Jerry Jr. can still play some SS and HE hits)? EdE is only at .167 - the list of struggling hitters is too large for the Reds to continue to take 2 out of 3 much longer.
Why has Brook Jacoby had so little success with so many players?
Even though I'm not a big fan of Johnny Gomes I think it is time to bring him up so that we have a RH power option off the bench. And as great of a fielder as Paul Jannish is I don't think he'll ever hit or get on base effectively enough to contribute to this offense.
Joey Votto and Wily Taveris (oddly enough) are the bright spots in a rather unspectacular line up. Joey is 7th in NL batting average - Wily is #30 and Joey is tied for #3 in RBIs. It is very early in the season but now is the time for a young team like the Reds to win some games before the Brewers and Cubs etc get hot.
Am I the only one looking down the road with serious concern or is it just too early to worry?
Finally - What the Hell is Chris Speiers job?