Here we are on the brink of another calendar year that has come and gone. This year wasn't as kind to the Redlegs as 2010, but it did bring us some good moments and good memories. With 2011 all but behind us now, here are 6 New Year's Resolutions for the team to strive for a fantastic 2012:
|The '11 Interleague season left much|
to be desired for the Redlegs
1) Win the close ones
Dusty Baker's bunch lost a staggering number of 33 games by one-run last season, which led all of Major League Baseball. Their inability to come up with a big hit or a big out in crucial situations cost them dearly in '11. If they seek a more successful 2012 campaign, they must strive to come away with more close victories.
2) Compete better in Interleague play
Only the Kansas City Royals lost more contests in Interleague play last year (13) than the Reds did (12). If you overlook the notion that they went 1-5 against intra-state rival Cleveland in the Ohio Cup, one silver lining in their lackluster record is that 9 of their 12 defeats came by just two runs or less.