You’d be hard-pressed to find anything positive right now about the Cincinnati Reds.
Their 3-22 start has them at the bottom of not only the NL Central, but all of Major League Baseball.
It’s their worst start in franchise history.
Fans are furious and are tired of all of the losses, which continue to mount along with all the injuries they have endured.
Nick Krall, the team’s general manager, spoke about what has happened with the Reds and how they have fallen so far, and he offered some insight into why things have gone so poorly for his ballclub.
What he said was actually quite sad.
Reds GM Nick Krall: “If somebody wants to blame somebody, they should blame me.” https://t.co/EvdxR7aYAz
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 6, 2022
It’s very honorable of Krall to take responsibility for the Reds’ collapse.
He is the one who ultimately signed off on trading some of their key pieces away.
But at the same time, it’s not all his fault.
There’s no question he bears some responsibility.
It was Bob Castellini, the team’s owner, that ultimately decided to do it and Krall was just doing as he was told.
He has to operate according to what they want.
Also, we can’t forget that Phil Castellini, the team’s president, made a comment on Opening Day that made Reds fans very angry, asking them where they were going to go.
Krall didn’t say any of that.
He’s kind of in a bad situation.
He wants to win, but those above him could not care less.
Somebody will ultimately have to take the fall at the end of the season.
Unfortunately, that might end up being Krall.