The Cincinnati Reds are a complete mess right now.
The team lost Nick Castellanos in free agency, and dealt away key contributors such as Wade Miley, Tucker Barnhart, Sonny Gray, Eugenio Suarez, and Jesse Winker.
They have also been hit hard by injuries.
They own the worst record in all of baseball, 3-21.
Fans continue to be frustrated with the team’s ownership, and the ownership looks worse every day as their struggles mount.
In fact, since team president Phil Castellini said “Where are you going to go?” to fans who were frustrated by the team’s ownership, the Reds have developed quite an ominous trend, going 1-19 and being outscored by opponents, 141-55.
Since Phil Castellini asked fans “where you gonna go?” on Opening Day, the Reds are 1-19, setting a new record for the worst start in franchise history at 3-21, and have been outscored 141-55. #Reds
— Brandon Saho (@BrandonSaho) May 5, 2022
This is about as bad as you can get.
There is no end in sight to the Reds’ struggles.
The team has entrenched itself in the cellar of the NL Central division and the ownership continues to look bad as the struggles continue each day.
Perhaps fans could have a perfect answer to Castellini’s “Where are you going to go?” question.
That answer would be somewhere other than the ballpark as long as ownership continues to run the team into the ground.
That answer also is unlikely to change unless the Reds’ ownership group sells the team to somebody who is willing to make the team better and put them in a position to contend.
Reds fans are frustrated for a number of reasons, and rightfully so.
The ownership group seems to be trying to hide from the fact that the team is in such a bad place, not really taking any sort of responsibility, leaving the fans even more frustrated as time goes on.
But they can’t run from it, and sooner or later, they’ll have to face the truth, that the team is likely going nowhere in 2022.