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jredmo2
03-16-2010, 03:04 PM
Nope, not this year. Not in spring training. Not looking at how the young guys progress. Not if we get out to a hot April. Not if we take first place in May. Not in June and ere only a few games out. A no point in July, regardless of the standings, will I think to myself, "Hey, they're hanging around, I wonder if they'll make a deal."

Nope. I am being pessimistic. The young guys are going to all regress. Those that do not will suffer career-enders. The Reds will be forced to field a rotation featuring Jimmy Haynes, Paul Wilson, and of course Eric Milton. Quentin McCracken? We could use a cleanup hitter. Wily Mo Pena? How'd you like to play shortstop, son?

UPRedsFan
03-16-2010, 03:16 PM
Not getting excited during spring training is like skipping Christmas!

Which team in MLB has more young talent available? C'mon you have to allow yourself to be just a little optimistic!

How about this? Just be optimistic that the Reds won't finish in the bottom 3 for once in the central.

BLEEDS
03-16-2010, 03:32 PM
I think he is trying the old double-double-reverse psychology - or is he!?!

PEACE

-BLEEDS

Fullboat
03-16-2010, 05:15 PM
What if the Reds go 6-0 or 7-0 on a West coast trip?

jredmo2
03-16-2010, 05:34 PM
What if the Reds go 6-0 or 7-0 on a West coast trip?

Surely this would prompt MLB management to immediately cancel the Reds next few games and schedule an even more West-er coast trip, located on top of active volcano in the middle of the Pacific ocean.

BigJohn
03-17-2010, 03:37 PM
I am flat out rooting against them! That has to WORK!!!!!!!:)

Ghosts of 1990
03-17-2010, 03:39 PM
I'm not getting excited about Jay Bruce all year long.... or Homer Bailey. Keep up the good work.

texasdave
03-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Aroldis Chapman toeing the rubber for the first time as a Red means nothing to me. As far as the first time his explosive fastball lights up triple digits on the radar gun - YAWN!

jredmo2
03-17-2010, 03:53 PM
Aroldis Chapman toeing the rubber for the first time as a Red means nothing to me. As far as the first time his explosive fastball lights up triple digits on the radar gun - YAWN!

Who is this Chapman guy? Is he a former Pirate or something? ;)

Vottomatic
03-17-2010, 04:28 PM
What if the Reds go undefeated? Then will you get excited?

texasdave
03-17-2010, 04:38 PM
Who is this Chapman guy? Is he a former Pirate or something? ;)

I want to say he is the inventor of Chapstick, but that is just a guess.

Vottomatic
03-17-2010, 07:37 PM
Who is this Chapman guy? Is he a former Pirate or something? ;)

Didn't he play for UK Basketball at one time?

Jack Burton
03-17-2010, 07:50 PM
Worst thing that could happen this year would be for Dusty to get an extension.

mlh1981
03-17-2010, 08:32 PM
Myself, I always live in fear of an infield popup where everyone runs into one another and suffers serious injuries, because noone called for the ball.

chettt
03-18-2010, 01:22 PM
Not getting excited about the Reds in the springtime?

Must be a Cub fan! ???????

Just joking

BigJohn
03-18-2010, 02:16 PM
Yeah, pretty sure Dusty could screw up a PJ Sammich!