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Mr.Redleg82
07-30-2012, 05:48 PM
This is an exciting time to be a Reds fan. I think we are better than the Nationals, especially our bullpen.

LexRedsFan
07-30-2012, 05:50 PM
Well deserved. Don't really see how anyone can argue, with how much weight is given to "what have you done for me lately" in those rankings.

sdwagers
07-30-2012, 05:54 PM
#4 on espn

MrRedLegger
07-30-2012, 05:54 PM
ESPN has The Reds moving from #5 to #4, with Rangers, Nats, and Yanks in ascending order. Yankees went 3-3 last week. What a joke.

EDIT: GO REDS!!!!

Mr.Redleg82
07-30-2012, 05:55 PM
Yeah, but the Yankees are American league and their schedule is tougher.

Jefferson24
07-30-2012, 05:56 PM
You also need to consider who were playing recently though. Not exactly the most challenging teams even though we were on the road.

Mr.Redleg82
07-30-2012, 05:59 PM
You also need to consider who were playing recently though. Not exactly the most challenging teams even though we were on the road.

Yes, but this our longest winning streak since 1999 and I've been a Reds fan long enough to watch us lose to Busch league teams we should have beat. Baseball is a funny game, it's still impressive if you win 10 in a row against the Astros.

redsfanhere
07-30-2012, 06:01 PM
I still think this is very exciting i'm also a bluejackets fan we don't get this in columbus

MrRedLegger
07-30-2012, 06:03 PM
Even though the Reds just executed the superlative argument, (i.e. "even going 10-0 against the worst teams in baseball is a monster feat in itself") it's still going 10-0 and winning 6 in a row on the road. During that run you're one wrong play away from going 9-1. You give any other team the same schedule, 99% of the time they lose a game. Reds could have the exact same schedule and I doubt they win all 10 again.

MLB.com seems to get it. This is testament to how biased ESPN is.

Jefferson24
07-30-2012, 06:03 PM
Yes, but this our longest winning streak since 1999 and I've been a Reds fan long enough to watch us lose to Busch league teams we should have beat. Baseball is a funny game, it's still impressive if you win 10 in a row against the Astros.

I'm not knocking it, it is awesome. Just not sure that it means we are better than the Rangers or Yankees.

Mr.Redleg82
07-30-2012, 06:05 PM
I'm not knocking it, it is awesome. Just not sure that it means we are better than the Rangers or Yankees.

I agree with that actually. We face either of those two teams today in a 7 game series and we lose it. I'm on the same page as Mr. Redlegger

redsfanhere
07-30-2012, 06:06 PM
yell but look when they played the a's when they were suppose to be the big dogs i believe we swept them we just need to make it to the big dance anything can happen

MrRedLegger
07-30-2012, 06:11 PM
I'm just annoyed by ESPN's guys ranking a team whose record is worse than ours (albeit one game) and who lost a series to us at home

I just expected a bigger jump in the rankings (which don't really matter anyway) but the 1-5 spots are packed so tight.

Home field advantage is based on record, not by ESPN employees opinions. So all is well

Maker_84
07-30-2012, 07:07 PM
All the best teams are in the NL, whoever comes out of that league wins the WS

Mr.Redleg82
07-30-2012, 07:09 PM
All the best teams are in the NL, whoever comes out of that league wins the WS

I'm going have to go ahead and disagree with you on that one. No way we beat the Angels/Rangers/Yankees in a 7 game, loser goes home series.

Love the Reds and i believe in them, but we just aren't there yet

Brisco
07-30-2012, 07:24 PM
I'm going have to go ahead and disagree with you on that one. No way we beat the Angels/Rangers/Yankees in a 7 game, loser goes home series.

Love the Reds and i believe in them, but we just aren't there yet

I can understand why you think that the Angels/Rangers/Yankees might be favored in a 7 game series... but to say there is "No way we beat" them is needless hyperbole.

In a seven game series, the Houston Astros will beat the Yankees at least 20% of the time. That is the reality of Major League baseball. The talent level between the best and worst team will not always show in only seven games.

This is MLB, not the NBA.

The Cards were the underdog in every series they played last year, but still won them all.