(Ed.–I bumped this to the top. Good post)

The pitching was roadkill, the hitting kobe beef.

All numbers since 1900

820 Runs 5th most in team history

335 Doubles – Most in team history

222 Home Runs – Most in team history

572 EBH – Most in team history 6th most in NL and 23rd in MLB history

100 scored runs above league average – 5th most in team history

Plus the 100 runs above average place them in a select group of great teams that had achieved the monumental feat of scoring 100 Runs above the league.

But alas they are only the 4th losing team to make the list.

Quite a group

RUNS                          YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Pirates                  1902      193      775      582   
2    Dodgers                  1953      189      955      766   
3    Reds                     1976      178      857      679   
4    Rockies                  1996      177      961      784   
5    Rockies                  1997      149      923      774   
6    Reds                     1975      147      840      693   
7    Reds                     1965      138      825      687   
8    Dodgers                  1955      136      857      721  
9    Giants                   1905      135      780      645   
10   Giants                   1924      133      857      724   
T11  Braves                   2003      130      907      777   
T11  Rockies                  2001      130      923      793   
13   Dodgers                  1949      126      879      753   
T14  Pirates                  1971      124      788      664   
T14  Cubs                     1906      124      704      580   
16   Braves                   1964      122      803      681   
17   Giants                   1908      121      652      531   
T18  Cardinals                1942      119      755      636   
T18  Rockies                  2000      119      968      849   
20   Dodgers                  1942      118      741      623   
21   Giants                   1962      117      878      761   
22   Pirates                  1925      116      912      796   
T23  Giants                   1921      112      840      728   
T23  Dodgers                  1951      112      855      743   
T25  Giants                   1912      109      823      714   
T25  Pirates                  1901      109      776      667   
27   Phillies                 1977      108      847      739   
28   Cubs                     1929      107      982      875   
T29  Pirates                  1909      105      701      596   
T29  Giants                   1904      105      744      639   
T31  Cardinals                1901      104      792      688   
T31  Phillies                 1993      104      877      773   
33   Reds                     1969      102      798      696   
T34  Dodgers                  1941      100      800      700   
T34  Phillies                 1932      100      844      744   

Brian first met the greatest game in Detroit in 1968, that team played in a league called the “American League”…. but I digress.

Later after a family move he started a dalliance with the Cincinnati Reds, who perchance were in the midst of their greatest era. It was a romance that was greater than many could hope to be.

After barely stomaching the strike of 1981 Brian headed West but never forgot the Reds, and even despite being surrounded by Giants and A’s fans who tried to entice him with things both Green and Orange he found himself wondering what was up with Kal Daniels and was that kid from Moeller ever going to make us forget Davey.

A long time member of SABR and a baseball history junkie he currently lives in Portland and can be followed at @baseballminutia

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  1. So, is this going to be the status quo for the next five years or so? I do not see them signing any FA pitchers worth a damn, and there’s no one on the cusp in the organization.

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Brian first met the greatest game in Detroit in 1968, that team played in a league called the "American League".... but I digress. Later after a family move he started a dalliance with the Cincinnati Reds, who perchance were in the midst of their greatest era. It was a romance that was greater than many could hope to be. After barely stomaching the strike of 1981 Brian headed West but never forgot the Reds, and even despite being surrounded by Giants and A's fans who tried to entice him with things both Green and Orange he found himself wondering what was up with Kal Daniels and was that kid from Moeller ever going to make us forget Davey. A long time member of SABR and a baseball history junkie he currently lives in Portland and can be followed at @baseballminutia

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