How your Zips doin?
77 wins as I see a slightly downgraded offense and slightly better pitching.
It's been kewl going back and reading all the predictions over the last 6 years.
During that time, the Reds have averaged 75 wins a season. I'm thinking that they're about 5 wins better then the average Reds team.
I'm prediciting 80 win season. Heck, Ill bump it to 81, just because:
I do not have a good feeling at the moment.
Prediction: 78 wins
what the crap is 'pthg'???????
edit: nevermind, I'm guessing it's Pythagorean....wouldn't that be "Pyth" or something then? :p
The Reds are way past due to surprise. The past bad karma gets washed away, they catch fire out of the gate, and surprise everyone.
Put me down for 85.
It won't quite get them into the playoffs, but there should be a lot of improvement, setting them up for the next couple of years.
89 wins based in large part to a now weakened Brewers rotation featuring 5 RH starters. The Cards look to really stink, the Astros look abysmal and the Pirates, oh my, the Pirates. That leaves the Cubs as the main threat in the central. And they have pitching issues as well with Dempster rejoining the rotation, and the closer kind of up for grabs at this point.
78 wins. Assuming Dunn is extended and barring any catastrophic injuries, I expect the Reds to be quite good in 2009.
put me down for 76 wins. But next year will be in the high 80's.