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RichRed
03-08-2010, 03:22 PM
From CNN/SportsIllustrated:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/albert_chen/03/05/reds.postcard/index.html?xid=siextra_newsletter030810

Sorry if this has already been posted; didn't see it anywhere.

Blitz Dorsey
03-08-2010, 03:29 PM
If I remember correctly, SI picked the Reds as their sleeper team in 1999 as well. I was on an airline reading the story.

MikeS21
03-08-2010, 05:52 PM
Hey, does anyone know why Jose Arredondo has not had surgery yet? It would seem to me they would have done his Tommy John surgery soon after they signed him. The sooner he has the surgery, the sooner he can help.

steig
03-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Didn't they pick the Reds as their sleeper pick last season?

Slyder
03-08-2010, 07:34 PM
Every year theres stories about the Reds as a "darkhorse team" somewhere. Tell me when its Labor Day and we're doing more than treading water at best and I might care about writer's "darkhorse predictions".

OnBaseMachine
03-09-2010, 12:18 AM
Hey, does anyone know why Jose Arredondo has not had surgery yet? It would seem to me they would have done his Tommy John surgery soon after they signed him. The sooner he has the surgery, the sooner he can help.

I asked John Fay on twitter yesterday about Arredondo and he said he had his surgery a month or two ago.

Blitz Dorsey
03-09-2010, 01:37 AM
Every year theres stories about the Reds as a "darkhorse team" somewhere. Tell me when its Labor Day and we're doing more than treading water at best and I might care about writer's "darkhorse predictions".

Maybe ... but there's a heck of a lot more buzz around this team than anytime since 2000 IMO. So much buzz Bob Marley would be jealous.

OnBaseMachine
03-11-2010, 06:03 PM
SportingNews 2010 Reds team preview:

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/article/2010-03-11/cincinnati-reds-2010-preview

wolfboy
03-11-2010, 08:04 PM
SportingNews 2010 Reds team preview:

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/article/2010-03-11/cincinnati-reds-2010-preview

I guess he's not entirely on the bandwagon yet. I found it funny that he ranked offense, pitching, bench and manager and gave the highest grade to the manager with a B. He ranks the pitching a C with no mention of the bullpen. Like most of the preview reports, I'll take it with a grain of salt.

OnBaseMachine
03-12-2010, 07:14 PM
Yahoo's Reds team preview:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Spring-Snapshot-Cincinnati-eyes-end-of-playoff-?urn=mlb,227730

vaticanplum
03-13-2010, 06:47 PM
Some of this has validity, I guess -- none of it surprising -- but Reds as a dark horse because their new facility has charging stations for iphones? I mean, color me skeptical.

wheels
03-13-2010, 08:45 PM
What? No Blackberry charging stations?

Color me uber skeptical.

redsmetz
10-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Another to bump. Likewise, here's the list of predictions from various SI writers. One writer picked us in that list (Cliff Corcoran) and he was correct on 3 of the 4 playoff teams (picked Dodgers instead of Giants). One other writer got 3 of 4 also, albeit picking the Cardinals over us.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/baseball/mlb/03/29/expert.picks/index.html

If anyone else comes across other predictions from Spring Training, feel free to post them.