The Cincinnati Reds opened the second half of the MLB season by dropping series to the Colorado Rockies, CHicago Cubs, and at home to the St. Louis Cardinals. On top of that, they lost David Hernandez and Amir Garrett to the IL for stints, Raisel Iglesias began imploding regularly, and the entire organization’s catching depth chart completely disintegrated.
Not a pile of good news, really.
So, it’s no surprise that the optimism that the club had built up in their solid run into the All Star break has begun to evaporate. And with the club 8 games under .500, 8 games back in the NL Central, and 8 games back of a Wild Card spot - and apparently not willing to be sellers at next week’s trade deadline - it’s easy to see why confidence in this club’s direction has waned considerably of late, at least among you avid FanPulsers.
In another week, we’ll get to see how the reactions to the team’s approach through the deadline add up. That, for sure, will be damn interesting to follow.