Following the fact that the last-place Reds received an 18-3 beating by The Washington Nationals, a long time Cincinnati broadcaster tried to find some hope for the angry fans who support the team who play their matches at Great American Ball Park. However, he must admit that the clouds will continue to loom in the coming seasons until the Reds might be able to become genuine contenders.
On his post-game talk show on radio, Dan Hoard compared Cincinnati to the team that has the highest record of baseball this season that is The Houston Astros. Similar to what the Reds are currently doing, the Astros went through a major rebuild in the past couple of years and they had the same record on June 26 the team in Cincinnati in 2017.
Houston began its new direction in 2011 and won only 56 games. They were able to lose nearly twice as many games, however the Astros quickly identified the rookie 2nd baseman Jose Altuve as the player for their roster for the future.
Altuve was an All-Star during the following season and Houston increased its win total by three. The Astros moved a move back in 2013 regards to their record, but they had identified lefty Dallas Keuchel as the future leader of their lineup and also added an outfielder George Springer to their everyday lineup.
In 2014, they improved their performance to win 71 games after removing the manager Bo Porter in August. The Houston team now experienced players of Altuve and 메이저놀이터 as well as first overall pick Carlos Correa at shortstop.
With the three young stars in the offensive line and Keuchel playing the field on a daily basis, Houston proved to be a better squad. The hiring of a new manager such as A.J. Hinch with a stellar track record on the field as in the of the office was final step that the Astros required to become contenders.
They took ninety games to earn the Wild Card berth in 2015 defeating their rivals the New York Yankees to advance to the American League Division Series. The Astros have the most successful record in baseball and are among the favorite teams to win it to World Series.
Even though both the Reds as well as the 2013 Astros each had only won thirty games as of June 26th The similarities between the two teams rebuilding aren’t over there. After three seasons of reconstruction, Cincinnati has yet to determine its own counterpart to Jose Altuve or the player to develop around.
Instead they Reds remain reliant on the veteran 1st baseman Joey Votto, whose lengthy contract is expensive and makes it almost impossible to sell. First-round draft picks like the catcher Devin Mesoraco and Jesse Wenker are suffering from injuries or inefficiency and the remaining lineup is in the midst of change.
Additionally, Cincinnati found its own version that resembles Dallas Kuechel, that number one pitcher who has earned the Cy Young Award. Young left-handed pitcher Amir Garrett appeared to be an even bigger version of Kuechel through his dominance in the first five starts of in the season, but the Reds were unable to explain why they moved the player into Triple A Louisville in May. At the point that the club called him back, Garrett had lost his confidence and did not bear any likeness to Kuechel.
Another important distinction in the Astros that were in place just a few years ago and the present Reds is the manager. While Houston had a change to the dugout in the third season of its reconstruction, Cincinnati continues to keep Bryan Price at the helm.
Contrary to Hinch who was employed in the front office at Arizona after having played in the Arizona front office, Price had no experience managing any aspect of a team other than pitchers. The Reds are now 3 years in their reconstruction and are in need of an ex-catcher similar to Hinch to run the team. For starters former catchers such as Ned Yost, Mike Matheny, Mike Scioscia and Brad Ausmus are among the current most successful managers.