It's easy to be downtrodden about the amount of uncertainty that faces this Cincinnati Reds team. Let's face it, the organization as failed. Ken Rosenthal summed this up perfectly on the MLB Network - Anytime a Manager is fired, it's due to the organization failing. Is anyone really going to argue this? I'm not.
Jim Riggleman takes over the managerial reigns today, and Danny Darwin takes the helm as the Pitching Coach. What does this mean for the Reds and their path toward relevancy again in the MLB? Things can't get any worse, right? This team is 3-15 on the year, and they are going to win more than 30-40 games together as a team. The team ERA is going to drop from what it is, considering that the three perpetrators (Gallardo, Weiss, Rainey) for being so high aren't on the roster any more. Joey Votto isn't going to continue to bat .250 with a sub .300 OBP. Eugenio Suarez will be back from injury soon. Scott Schebler will be back from injury soon. Those are just the reasons off the top my head that I can think of to be a tad bit optimistic. But, I mean, you don't have to be optimistic. It's okay to be sour and disgusted about this organization failing the entire fan base, regardless of how closely you follow the team.
So where do we go from here? It's easy folks - Forward. We look to the future, whether near or far. However hard that may be for some of us, it's the only way we can look as fans.