The Cincinnati Reds are off to a terrible start in 2022.
There’s no way around it.
Nothing has gone right for the Reds this season.
Heading into today, the team is 3-16, which is the worst record in all of baseball.
But 3-16 is an ugly start.
Joey Votto, the Reds’ leader and elder statesman sounded off on the way things have been going and had a brutally honest assessment about where the team stands as of now.
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 28, 2022
Keeping It Real
This is about as blunt as you can get if you’re Votto.
He’s been around the game for such a long time and has seen it all.
But he knows what it takes for a team to be successful and it’s clear that he sees what the rest of the MLB world sees: that the Reds are not a good baseball team and don’t appear to be going anywhere after a terrible offseason and a dreadful start to the 2022 regular season.
To think that this team was in playoff position as late as September 14 last year is mind-boggling.
The team came close to reaching the postseason and would have made it if the new 12-team format was in place.
But now, the Reds are a shell of what they were a year ago and have little hope of turning it around.
Votto is calling it as he sees it and knows that his team needs to improve in order to change its fate and avoid missing the postseason for a second straight year.