Bill Lack and I got together again to talk about the Cincinnati Reds, who are currently one of the hottest teams in the major leagues. The question of the day: can the Reds compete in 2017? Other questions answered: Should Bryan Price return next year? Why is Joey Votto the greatest hitter on earth? Who is the best player that has not yet been inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame?

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11 Responses

  1. Dan

    1.can the Reds compete in 2017?
    This is quite the unknown. Even great teams don’t know if they can compete the following year. It comes down to 2 things in my opinion. 1) Health of our pitching staff 2) finding a permanent replacement for Jay Bruce and or if the old Devin Mesoraco reappears.
    2.Should Bryan Price return next year?
    Absolutely he should be back next year. What will be the excuse for firing him if we actually manage to pull off a .500 season? Ok don’t want to get ahead of myself but simply leading this team out of the dumpster fire of last place is worthiness for a contract extension in of itself.
    3.Why is Joey Votto the greatest hitter on earth?
    Because he wears Red.
    4.Who is the best player that has not yet been inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame?
    Cesar Geronimo

      • Dan

        Well then hmmmm yes I see that now. In fairness the Reds hall of fame is quite generous in placing folks in there. Seems like anyone who played at least 2 seasons and didnt stink is in there. How about Ryan Freel or Adam Dunn?

      • gaffer

        Dunn should definitely get in. The guy put up numbers never seen before in a Reds uniform. Its not really his fault we had no pitching at all.

      • Chad Dotson

        Dunn isn’t eligible yet. If he doesn’t get in on the first ballot, we’re going to stage a sit-in at GABP.

    • seat101

      Sammy Ellis has a red? I’m not sure he played long enough for the Reds, though.

      • ohiojimw

        I’d missed hearing until a few days ago when I was looking up Sammy’s stats for something else; but, Sammy left this realm earlier this year.

    • Chad Dotson

      That’s a good one. Morris has the fifth-highest batting average of any Red in history (among players who played at least 500 games for the team).

  2. Steve Schoenbaechler

    Can they? Sure. Will they? Probably not. It will depend upon the pitching, especially the bullpen, I believe.

  3. Krista Norman

    How about lets enter more pitching staff, especially from the big red machine days. The greatest time in baseball…