Reds GM Comments On His Team’s Disastrous Start

A fan displays a sign after Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park on August 19, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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The Cincinnati Reds are off to a historically bad start.

They have a 3-19 record through their first 22 games, marking the worst start for any MLB team since the 2003 Detroit Tigers.

Trading away several key pieces and injuries have certainly contributed to the Reds’ misfortune, but their start has been nothing short of embarrassing for the fans and the organization as a whole.

General manager Nick Krall released a statement about the Reds’ terrible start, saying that his goal remains to win.

“We want to win. That’s our goal,” said Krall. “It’s not to go out and say ‘hey, we’re going to field a team.’ We’re here because we want to win.”

Do The Reds Really Want To Win?

This probably isn’t going to settle the angst of the entire Reds’ fanbase.

This comes not too long after the club’s president, Phil Castellini, made some controversial comments about fans and whether they would want to show up to games or not, essentially criticizing them for being frustrated with the way things are going.

Plus, if the goal is to win as Krall said, why would Castellini make those comments in the first place?

And why would the members of the Reds’ front office want to trade away several key pieces and let players such as Nick Castellanos walk in free agency if their goal was to win?

These comments by Krall are not going to make Reds fans feel any better about their current situation.

This isn’t a team destined for greatness.

This is very clearly a team in transition that doesn’t have any realistic hope of contending in 2022 or anytime soon for that matter.

We’ll see how fans react to these comments by Krall.

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