July 25, 2021

A Fanblog’s Completely Reasonable Plan for the Offseason (Red Reporter)


For a while there I did this thing where I gave unsolicited advice to the Reds’ decision-makers and it was all really dumb and not at all reasonable and I guess I really hoped it was funny or something. Invariably one or two people thought it was serious and I always thought that was great. Anyway, I think this here is sober and measured and feasible. No fake.

The Reds are in a real damn position here this winter. They are a few steps away from being a legitimate World Series contender as is, but they also cannot afford to spend another season planning for the next season. 2020 is going to happen, folks, and the Reds see it as a hand they absolutely must go all-in on. That means they will be busy this winter and that they cannot afford to miss.

I don’t want to go off on a tangent so early in this here thing, but 2020 is shaping up to be a make-or-break year for these Reds. Dick Williams and Nick Krall and the rest of the front office folks have enjoyed a fairly long runway since they took office three years ago, but they need to land the plane this coming season. I’m not one to speculate, but their jobs could totally depend on it. We’ve seen front offices get canned…

Read “A Fanblog’s Completely Reasonable Plan for the Offseason” at Red Reporter