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Real rough news on Homer Bailey for the team, especially given that he was the starting pitcher they chose to extend. As for the ranking, they can move up when they prove they can beat someone other than the Brewers. Since that 4-0 start, they are 6-10 with five of those wins coming over the hapless Brew Crew.
No, Bryan Price's tirade didn't get them going. Playing the Brewers got them going.
Chances to stick: Probably not very good, though I maintain my late-spring stance that people were being far too harsh in automatically pegging them for last place and being one of the worst five teams in baseball. There's good talent here, especially offensively, at the top of the rotation and the very back of the rotation. Joey Votto being his old self is such a game-changer.
Overreaction: Joey Votto: .500 OBP, 0 RBI. Nothing has changed. He'll be their demise.
They lost 827 player games to injury last season. Sure, Mat Latos is gone, but better health from the likes of Homer Bailey (he'll only miss a few starts), Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips et al and better left field play than last season means this team shouldn't be discounted early. I worry about the back of the rotation some, but overall I was too low on these guys last time.
There are a few ways in which I can squint the Reds into a playoff team, much like George Costanza can squint mailboxes into squirrels. This is the last spot where I can say that honestly, though, so I guess I believe there are 23 teams with a shot at contention.
Huge offseason decisions coming, with Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon set to hit free agency after next season.
Remember when everything was always Dusty Baker's fault?
Billy Hamilton's 23 times caught stealing is the most since 2004, when Juan Pierre was caught 24 times.
I wonder if Jay Bruce's knee has never really felt the same after the surgery in May? His performance at age 27 just makes very little sense otherwise.
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2015 Team Leaders
AVGJoey Votto , 1B.322
HRTodd Frazier , 3B8
RBITodd Frazier , 3B17
OBPJoey Votto , 1B.425
SLGJoey Votto , 1B.622
RTodd Frazier , 3B18
SBBilly Hamilton , CF13
WJason Marquis , SP3
ERAJohnny Cueto , SP1.95
WHIPJohnny Cueto , SP0.73
KJohnny Cueto , SP38
SVAroldis Chapman , RP5

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