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klw
05-14-2007, 04:26 PM
Last year on this date the Minnesota Twins were floundering. By May 18th they were 10.5 back, their deficit grew to 12.5 games by 5/25. It stayed as bad as 11.5 games as late as June 10. They got as far as 7 games under .500. They then went on a tear, won 19 of 20 (always helps), had another streak of 12-1 a couple of weeks later, and cut into the Tigers lead and caught them for the division crown the last weekend of the season.


Feel free to make the usual comments re how it would be nice to have Santana, Nathan, and that bullpen.

Tom Servo
05-14-2007, 04:31 PM
It would be nice to have Santana, Nathan, and that bullpen.

redsupport
05-14-2007, 04:45 PM
noproblem the reds will go on a tear with ross, castro, livingston stanton, sarrloss, weathers and coffey. The rest of the league is atremble with trepidation

OesterPoster
05-14-2007, 04:48 PM
Twins' 2006 record with Castro: 30-34
Twins' 2006 record without Castro: 66-32

Coincidence? Hmmm....

:D

redsrule2500
05-14-2007, 05:11 PM
Twins' 2006 record with Castro: 30-34
Twins' 2006 record without Castro: 66-32

Coincidence? Hmmm....

:D

Good point.

And, hey, whose to say it isn't possible? I don't think the Brewers will stay this hot, and I don't think the Reds can possibly be THIS BAD.

Razor Shines
05-14-2007, 05:23 PM
noproblem the reds will go on a tear with ross, castro, livingston stanton, sarrloss, weathers and coffey. The rest of the league is atremble with trepidation

You left out Santos.

fearofpopvol1
05-14-2007, 05:23 PM
Last year on this date the Minnesota Twins were floundering. By May 18th they were 10.5 back, their deficit grew to 12.5 games by 5/25. It stayed as bad as 11.5 games as late as June 10. They got as far as 7 games under .500. They then went on a tear, won 19 of 20 (always helps), had another streak of 12-1 a couple of weeks later, and cut into the Tigers lead and caught them for the division crown the last weekend of the season.


Feel free to make the usual comments re how it would be nice to have Santana, Nathan, and that bullpen.

The 2006 Twins are most certainly not the 2007 Reds. Santana, Nathan, Liriano are just a few reasons why.

hebroncougar
05-14-2007, 05:30 PM
The Twins had that Cy Young Award Winner, and the MVP (who at age 24 at 1b had an ops of .741 the year before, but they stuck with him) to go along with a stud closer, and play great defense.

Ludwig Reds Fan
05-14-2007, 05:38 PM
maybe if MLB games stopped at 7 innings.

even then, thats still a BIG maybe.

Degenerate39
05-14-2007, 05:55 PM
The Twins had that Cy Young Award Winner, and the MVP (who at age 24 at 1b had an ops of .741 the year before, but they stuck with him) to go along with a stud closer, and play great defense.

They didn't have Josh Hamilton :thumbup:

MrCinatit
05-14-2007, 06:18 PM
So, all we have to do is call up Liriano.

James B.
05-14-2007, 06:43 PM
I wierd thing about this season for me is that I still think that the reds have a pretty good team. They have four good starting pitchers, and a pretty good lineup. They just seem to always find a way to lose. I don't know if it is Narron or a lack of team leadership. I just can't put my finger on it. I just hope that somehow they can turn it around and have a good season.

edabbs44
05-14-2007, 06:56 PM
So, all we have to do is call up Liriano.

Livingston, Liriano, what's the difference?

jmac
05-14-2007, 08:24 PM
The 2006 Twins are most certainly not the 2007 Reds. Santana, Nathan, Liriano are just a few reasons why.

True...but hey...at least we are still in it untill mathematically eliminated.:D

reds44
05-14-2007, 08:29 PM
We're not the Twins.

Want to know somebody who could go on a tear and carry the Reds for a week? He's in AAA. Go look at what he did for about a 2 week stretch in August last year, or a 3 week stretch in April last year.

I don't think the bullpen is going to get magically better either.

It's still early, and we can get better. However WK and JN have shown me nothing to believe they will make the right changes to get better this year.

UPRedsFan
05-14-2007, 08:57 PM
The bullpen will get better when Bray gets back and when Guardado is ready.

bucksfan2
05-15-2007, 08:25 AM
The bullpen will get better when Bray gets back and when Guardado is ready.

The bullpen really cant get worse, can it?

The Twins last year were a good team that struggled early. They had the CY Young and the MVP and the player who should have won the MVP (Mauer) all on the same team. Not to mention one of the nasties pitchers in the game in Liriano and also a top notch closer. On their best day the reds hardly resemble the Twins of last year.