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Vottomatic
06-05-2011, 03:58 PM
It's June 5th and the Reds are currently losing 7-4 in the 5th inning to the Dodgers. You've seen enough of this team to make a prediction of playoffs or no playoffs. They are currently in third place, but not that far out of it. So, this thing COULD go either way. It's not like they're comfortably in first place or 10 games out where it's pretty clearcut what will happen.

So..........time for predictions.

:p

1. Yes, they make the playoffs - NO MATTER WHAT.
2. Yes, they make the playoffs - BUT ONLY IF a significant trade upgrade is made to improve starting pitching, LF, or SS.
3. No, they don't make the playoffs NO MATTER WHAT.

webbbj
06-05-2011, 04:10 PM
i think without question from what weve seen so far this year that the reds are gonna make the playoffs in some capacity.

redsfan1995
06-05-2011, 04:35 PM
yes if they make a trade for a shortstop or leftfielder

BAKER12
06-05-2011, 04:39 PM
Preference in this order
LF
SP
SS

BAKER12
06-05-2011, 04:41 PM
The reason I say SP, is we have not one guy better than a # 3 or 4 starter on most teams
Amazing that with the terrible starting pitching and pitiful production from LF and SS that we are .500

Vottomatic
06-05-2011, 05:48 PM
The reason I say SP, is we have not one guy better than a # 3 or 4 starter on most teams
Amazing that with the terrible starting pitching and pitiful production from LF and SS that we are .500

I disagree. I think Cueto is atleast a #2 and sometimes a #1 when he's on.

Arroyo is a #3 or 4.
Bailey is a #3, sometimes a #2.
Wood is really fallen off. He trains with Cliff Lee, and based on him dominating sometimes last year, I really thought he was going to be a dominant control pitcher, but something has gone wrong.
Leake is a #4 or 5. Could improve over time.
Volquez is a #3 with higher potential.

Maker_84
06-05-2011, 08:49 PM
no way this team makes the playoffs, way too many needs and Walt doesn't have the money

BAKER12
06-05-2011, 09:10 PM
I disagree. I think Cueto is atleast a #2 and sometimes a #1 when he's on.

Arroyo is a #3 or 4.
Bailey is a #3, sometimes a #2.
Wood is really fallen off. He trains with Cliff Lee, and based on him dominating sometimes last year, I really thought he was going to be a dominant control pitcher, but something has gone wrong.
Leake is a #4 or 5. Could improve over time.
Volquez is a #3 with higher potential.

Of the guys currently on Roster, only Cueto has performed up that potential
The rest are # 5's at best based on this season

malcontent
06-05-2011, 09:51 PM
I don't see it happening.

joshua
06-05-2011, 10:13 PM
We need too much starting pitching. I'm not worried about SS or LF this season because our offense can overcome the deficiencies there and we have guys in Louisville who I think will come up and contribute.

Starting pitching is the key. I have no idea how SP depth went from the strength of the team to the total crap fest it's been lately. Cueto and Home are our only rotation guys with an ERA under 400 (2.27 and 3.00...everyone else is above 5.0). We need to trade for solid pitching, but it's not cheap. I would trade some prospects for Charlie Morton. He is the perfect pitcher for GABP and could be cheap. And we all know the Pirates front office doesn't hesitate to drop players.

Vottomatic
06-05-2011, 11:00 PM
I would trade some prospects for Charlie Morton. He is the perfect pitcher for GABP and could be cheap. And we all know the Pirates front office doesn't hesitate to drop players.

Pirates are about to pass the Reds in the standings. I doubt they trade Morton when they could finish above .500 for the first time in a gazilion years.

40YrRedsFan
06-06-2011, 04:50 AM
This team will NOT make the playoffs. Poor (at best) pitching (starting and relief both) except for Cueto, Bailey (not healthy) and Cordero. The acquisition of Renteria and Lewis were worthless. Cards and Brewers made offseason acquisitions that have helped immensely. Berkman, Marcum etc. Just too much to overcome. Last year we won by beating up on the poor teams. This year, we can't seem to beat them....example Pirates, Dodgers....Third place at best finish. We need $$$$$. Team playing poorly at home equals lower attendance, which means we can't afford to get
expensive players. How do you win?

40YrRedsFan
06-06-2011, 04:55 AM
I believe that when Votto signed his contract for three years instead of a longer term, it was so he could go to a contender at the end of it if the Reds weren't contending.

signalhome
06-06-2011, 09:14 AM
Of the guys currently on Roster, only Cueto has performed up that potential
The rest are # 5's at best based on this season

Bailey has pitched much better than a #5, albeit in a limited number of games.

will5979
06-06-2011, 10:21 AM
I believe that when Votto signed his contract for three years instead of a longer term, it was so he could go to a contender at the end of it if the Reds weren't contending.

BINGO! The so called long term deal the Reds gave Votto was a joke, where was a 5-7 year deal like they inked Bruce to? Lets face it, if changes aren't made in terms of a salary cap in MLB the Reds are NEVER going to win a World Series again let alone be successful.

texasdave
06-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Every contending team has a certain amount of slack heading into the season. Every single thing does not have to go right for them to be in contention in September. Which is good because that simply is not going to happen. However, a pretty good percentage does have to go right. The Reds have used up most of their slack IMO. They can't afford much more to go wrong and still expect to be their when the leaves start turning different colors. I'd say the chances of them making the playoffs is about 20% right now. One in five sounds about right.

SweetLou1990
03-07-2012, 08:01 PM
The Reds have a pretty good chance of making it to the playoffs. There are truly only about 10 of the 16 teams with a chance to secure the 5 NL post season spots. IMO - I am throwing out (there may be a surprise here or there)
Houston
Chicago
Pittsburgh
San Diego
NY Mets
Colorado

Of the remaining teams, the Reds should be much better (on paper only) than

LAD
St Louis
Wash

So that leaves 7 teams battling for 5 spots.

But we're not playing on paper...............

Jdattilo
03-07-2012, 08:11 PM
Yeah, Lou. The Reds are obviously much better on paper than the Cards and Nats. That statement borders on outrageous, although I wish it were true.

webbbj
03-07-2012, 10:25 PM
im as confident as i ever have been about the reds. i think they may run away w/ the division.

joshua
03-07-2012, 11:18 PM
Bringing a year old thread back from the dead? You should probably start a new discussion, I think the poll results would be much different this year.

R_Webb18
03-07-2012, 11:32 PM
i disagree with some of that