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The 2022 Cincinnati Reds May Be The Worst Team Of All Time

Reds
(Rick Scuteri / USA TODAY Sports)

The 2022 Cincinnati Reds May Be The Worst Team Of All Time

Cincy sports fans, sorry you have to endure this. You guys go through so much hardship just living in Ohio. Sports should be there to distract you right? Well, those spanky Reds aren’t helping one bit. In fact, there’s no telling how horrible the 2022 season will be. All I know is that it may be the worst ever.

As of May 2nd, the Cincinnati Reds hold a record of 3-19. That’s a winning percentage of .136. Not only that, but they’re 1-9 in their last 10 games and are in a current six-game losing streak. At this rate, they’re on pace to go 20-142. Yep.

Where would that rank historically? For starters, it would shatter the 162-game record put together by the 2003 Detroit Tigers with their dismal 43-119 record. It would also be the lowest winning percentage ever compiled breaking the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics’ 36-117 record.

Why are they so bad though? Well, it starts at the top with their owner, Bob Castellini, and his son/team president Phil Castellini. They have made it very clear he doesn’t care about the team or the fans. Phil threatened to move the team when the city of Cincinnati tried to call him out on his shit. Yuck.

They also pulled off a Billy Beane-style fire sale before the commencement of the 2022 season. They got rid of high profiled players such as All-Stars Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, Nick Castellanos, Tucker Barnhart, Sonny Gray, and Wade Miley. In exchange was scrap metal.

The only remaining players somehow hanging on for 2022 are aging future hall of fame slugger Joey Votto, and 2021 NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India. The rest of the team is a very loosely thrown-together abomination.

As of right now, the team is collectively batting .201. Joey Votto is off to perhaps the worst start of his career slashing .122/.278/.135 and frankly seems more concerned with his cringy TikTok videos. Jonathan India and Luis Castillo are both injured and all three seem to be prime candidates to be traded.

On the pitching side of things, each start has a losing record. The lowest ERA on the staff is Nick Lodolo with 5.52. Their “ace” is Tyler Mahle rocking a 1-3 record with a 6.45 ERA. All of this comes together with a team earned run average of 6.15. At this rate as well we could see multiple 20-loss pitchers.

What future is there to even look forwards to? At least you have the Bengals, even though last year was practically a cinderella season for them. Do I think they’ll win only 20 games? No. Do I think they have a shot at beating Detroit’s ’03 record? Absolutely.

If there’s any silver lining, after Detroit’s ’03 season, they appeared in the World Series a mere three years later. If Votto and India want to hang on and attempt to be a part of a rebuild, there could be something there, but first, the Castellini family has to be pushed away. They don’t care.

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