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CarolinaRedleg
03-25-2008, 03:20 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/specials/spring_training/2008/previews/index.html?eref=T1

I'll take it, given the past few years.

OesterPoster
03-25-2008, 03:37 PM
Except they have us losing out on the wild card to the D-backs by 1 game.

I don't see how Houston wins 74 games. I look at that team on paper, and it just stinks out loud.

HalMorrisRules
03-25-2008, 03:37 PM
And only missing the WC by one game. Oooohhhh, pennant races are such fun!!!

Degenerate39
03-25-2008, 05:09 PM
If the Reds get 87 wins then they will win the division. But this season really depends on Johnny Cueto and Edison Volquez and later on in the season it could depend on Homer. Harang will be Harang and put up Cy Young Award numbers. Arroyo could win any where between 10-16 games.

reds2221
03-25-2008, 05:12 PM
87 wins sounds good compared to the reds of recent. I think that we could actually win the WC with 87 wins, but it would be close

Dracodave
03-25-2008, 05:43 PM
87 wins sounds good compared to the reds of recent. I think that we could actually win the WC with 87 wins, but it would be close


More like the Division. 87 wins would likely take the Central and leave the Reds in the Play Off's where we'd do good with our starting rotation against some teams.

bubbachunk
03-25-2008, 05:49 PM
I can't say I will take that until I see these young kids perform a little bit more because I have high hopes!

UPRedsFan
03-25-2008, 06:01 PM
My eyes are on Cueto, Volquez and Bill Bray.

If those guys do what we hope they can, the Cubs will finish in 2nd place!

GoReds33
03-25-2008, 06:12 PM
87 isn't bad. I'd love to have that, seeing as it would put us in a playoff race. I have pretty much forgot what that feels like.

Rocket_Fuel
03-25-2008, 06:41 PM
87 wins and a wild card or division title would be outstanding!

Dunner44
03-25-2008, 06:42 PM
SI also says the Reds will finish second in the "AL East." What is it with SI and errors surrounding Cincinnati?

GoReds33
03-25-2008, 06:49 PM
SI also says the Reds will finish second in the "AL East." What is it with SI and errors surrounding Cincinnati?This is what Dunner44 is referring to:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/specials/spring_training/2008/previews/reds.html

Degenerate39
03-25-2008, 08:18 PM
SI also says the Reds will finish second in the "AL East." What is it with SI and errors surrounding Cincinnati?

Well hell if they can beat out the Yankees for 2nd place then they can win the division.

improbus
03-25-2008, 09:21 PM
I don't see how Houston wins 74 games. I look at that team on paper, and it just stinks out loud.
That depends on how many times Roy Oswalt starts against Cincinnati....

whackspliff
03-25-2008, 11:31 PM
CUBS IN THE WORLD SERIES??????

How is that possible?

goreds2
03-25-2008, 11:32 PM
If anyone has XM, channel 175 has a segment on the Reds right now. They are saying the Reds could sneak up on people.

whackspliff
03-26-2008, 12:11 AM
I agree with 87 wins for the Reds, but the Cubs in the world series? No Way!

Johnny Cueto
03-26-2008, 12:43 AM
I think 87 is a little optimistic, I'd say we're more around 80. Not trying to be pessimistic, because 87 is reachable (if cueto and volquez play to their potential) but its not that likely. My predictiion would be 82 wins and 2nd place in the division.

JBChance
03-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Hey, this is progress. Usually we're in the "not going anywhere" category.

I, as well, think that 87 is a little optimistic, but ya never know.

Stephenk29
03-26-2008, 01:33 AM
I guess I'm a minority when I think the Cubs are pretty good?

durl
03-26-2008, 10:13 AM
Does anybody else think that predicting "87" wins is a bit...absurd? Why not 86? or 88?

Did they put the all the rosters into a computer, analyze factors like day/night game; home/away; rotation (a #2 starter going against a #5 starter on June 20th); allowing for injuries, rainouts, promotions, roof open/roof closed???

I can see a range prediction (like 85-95 games), but the exact number thing made me laugh.

Maybe it's just me and I need some coffee this morning...

fourrunhomer
03-26-2008, 10:18 AM
I am going on record with a prediction of 90 wins. I would have only said 81 wins three weeks ago but i've got a really good feeling about the pitching this year. I think the starters and the bullpen are going to have a really good year; possibly better than 1990.

reds1869
03-26-2008, 05:33 PM
I guess I'm a minority when I think the Cubs are pretty good?

Baseball America likes the Cubs a whole bunch this year, but I just don't buy it. I personally think they'll, um, "come through" as usual.

Johnny Cueto
03-26-2008, 08:10 PM
Yea, it is nice to finally be noticed. lol, I still think that 09 is the year that we get everything together, and hopefully bailey will be lights out by then too.