This team is driving me crazy.
If the talent on this team was sub-par, I'd be resigned to the fact that we were destined for another sub-.500 season. But it's not. This is a team that played like gangbusters earlier in the season, even without their best players. The Cincinnati Reds are a team that, once they get their collective heads of out their collective sphincters, they can take the Wild Card, if not the division. Now is the time. Tonight's loss in Toronto shows that.I am all for trading Bronson. I love the guy, I think he's a great pitcher and I think he's a great presence in the clubhouse. But the guy is so hit and miss that it's driving me and everyone else bonkers. He's the guy I would put on the trading block and get someone in there to drive in some runs.
I think we need a new manager. I like Dusty but as Jim Morrison once put it, "the time to hesitate is through." It's one thing to try to help a guy work through a slump. It's another thing to keep playing a guy when he's gone 0-170 (or 0-34 or whatever the hell it is Willy is hitting). You're putting players over the team and that needs to stop, and it needs to stop now.
I love and have faith in this team but it's time to stop being ridiculous and start playing baseball.