Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Richard Justice calls Reds 'as good as any team' in baseball


Everyone likes a winner. And the Reds have been winning a lot lately.

Naturally, their recent surge has demanded that the baseball world take notice. As winners of four straight games, and 25 of their last 38, Cincinnati has effectively managed to close the gap between it and the Brewers from 8.5 to 3.5 games.

One national writer who seems to be drinking the Red Kool-Aid is Richard Justice of MLB.com. In a piece published on Wednesday, Justice called the Reds "as good as any team in the league," as well as some other praise that may or may not be warranted.

In addition to Justice calling the Reds the best team in the league, he also dubbed them a team with very few weaknesses, and then shortly later corrected himself by proclaiming the Reds had no weaknesses at all (at the moment).

Among other things, Justice praised Cincinnati's ability to evolve as a collective team, commended Bryan Price on a stellar job in his first year as a manager, and singled out the likes of Billy Hamilton, Devin Mesoraco and Todd Frazier breaking out into their own in 2014.

The article in its entirety can be read at this link. And it's full of compliments for Johnny Cueto and the Reds. However, it might be a little too complimentary.

There is no denying the Reds are red-hot right now and seem to be clicking on all cylinders despite absorbing the loss of Joey Votto to the disabled list this week. But can they sustain this run they are on for the second half too? It's not impossible, but it's not likely either. Whatever the case may be, we can all agree that watching the Reds right now is as fun as it has been all season. Let's just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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