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Grounds_Crew
02-04-2008, 11:38 PM
So who will be the surprise team of 2008? We don't know. Hello ... that's why it's called a surprise.

But, we've got our suspicions.

No. 1 on this hunch list are the Cincinnati Reds. It might be a bigger surprise if they don't ambush.


Pretty sweet to see the Reds getting love across the board lately!

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080204&content_id=2363432&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Bip Roberts
02-04-2008, 11:41 PM
Pretty sweet to see the Reds getting love across the board lately!

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080204&content_id=2363432&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Yet they are hated on by this board it seems more than ever.

Grounds_Crew
02-04-2008, 11:44 PM
Yet they are hated on by this board it seems more than ever.



I'm pretty excited about this year!

Bip Roberts
02-04-2008, 11:45 PM
I'm pretty excited about this year!

Id lie if i wasnt worried about some stuff but im excited to see where this team can go.

HeatherC1212
02-05-2008, 12:14 AM
I thought it was kind of cool to see the Reds mentioned in that article and I'm also very excited to see what's to come from our guys this season. :)

Reds Fan Chris
02-05-2008, 06:39 AM
I feel a good year coming on for us this year. Go Reds!

namichael
02-05-2008, 07:05 AM
It's nice to see the Reds get some national media attention, even if it is the internet. It seems like they have a great ability to fly under the media radar.

I can't wait to see how this year unfolds.

smoke6
02-05-2008, 09:30 AM
I'm excited every year only to have my dreams urinated on! :D
As always, GO REDS!!!!!

kbrake
02-05-2008, 12:51 PM
Yet they are hated on by this board it seems more than ever.

No one on this board hates the Reds or they would not be here. Its been almost 15 years without a single trip to the playoffs sorry if everyone is not such an optimist every spring. I personally am really looking forward to this season to see what the young guys can do, but I completely understand people who will wait a few months before getting their hopes up.

Bip Roberts
02-05-2008, 01:23 PM
No one on this board hates the Reds or they would not be here. Its been almost 15 years without a single trip to the playoffs sorry if everyone is not such an optimist every spring. I personally am really looking forward to this season to see what the young guys can do, but I completely understand people who will wait a few months before getting their hopes up.

Who says I'm being an optimist. Im not even talking about the people who will wait a few months even though they are just fairweather fans that just wont pay attention if they dont win. Im talking about the fans that are "oh god the sky is falling we suck forever" no matter what the front office does.

GoReds33
02-05-2008, 03:08 PM
We're becoming complacent before we have done anything. I'll admit, I don't think we're good enough. I think we'll contend, but I don't know if we'll make it to the playoffs.

Sean_CaseyRules
02-07-2008, 01:51 PM
I think that we will contend this year, and possibly make a run in the playoffs, especially if our pitching gets better. But with the talent this year, I'm looking forward to us making some noise coming September and October.

Handofdeath
02-07-2008, 02:46 PM
I think it was a great article and I think the the choices of the Reds and Rays were great. I think the Royals should have been another team mentioned. I still don't like the Guillen signing though.

ChatterRed
02-08-2008, 11:07 AM
If they get Blanton, I think they surprise.

SP - Harang
SP - Blanton
SP - Arroyo
SP - Belisle
SP - Affeldt, Cueto, Volquez, and a whole host of other contenders.

We need a lefty starter badly.

CarolinaRedleg
02-08-2008, 12:43 PM
If they get Blanton and offer up a rotation like that, the element of surprise is gone.

Bip Roberts
02-08-2008, 12:46 PM
Blanton better than Arroyo? I dont know what would lead anyone to believe that.

Handofdeath
02-08-2008, 03:28 PM
Blanton better than Arroyo? I dont know what would lead anyone to believe that.

2007
Bronson Arroyo (NL)
9-15 4.23 ERA 1.40 WHIP

Joe Blanton (AL)
14-10 3.95 ERA 1.22 WHIP