2001 66-96 .407 5th
2002 78-84 .481 3rd
2003 69-93 .426 5th
2004 76-86 .469 4th
2005 73-89 .451 5th
2006 80-82 .494 3rd
A.) The Reds win-loss record for the 2007 season will fall within the range of the 2001-2006
seasons and it will be 73-89 .451, the Reds will finish 4th or lower.
B.) Narron will cost the Reds at least eight wins with his chronic lineup tinkering, not playing his best offensive players, overusing his bullpen and creating apathy amongst his players.
C.) Griffey and Freel will spend time on the DH,
D.) Krivsky will cost the team games by not having enough talented depth to perform during injuries or days off.
E.) Krivsky will overpay for Lohse
F.) The fans will blame Griffey and Dunn even more than they did in 2006, as they have no one else to focus on.
G.) Fans will make excuses with their infamous pat answer, “its just one game”
H.) The optimist will continue to make excuses and be wrong again just like the previous six seasons.
I.) Lou P will out manage Narron and have a very good season with the Cubs as his offense pummels Reds pitching. So won’t the Cards, Brewers and Astros manager's.
J.) Some of us will be saying, “I am sure glad that the Reds did not sign Lilly, Suppan or trade for Garcia" sarcastically, when they pan out for their new teams.
K.) Attendance at the GABP will drop
L.) Phillips and Ross will regress as pitchers adjust to them
M.) We will read words and terms such as “scrappy” “veteran presence” “plays the game the right way” so often that we are repulsed by it.
N.) A few Reds fans become closet Lou and Cubs fans and enjoy good baseball after six years of losing drought.
O.) Harang and Arroyo apply to much pressure on themselves, Narron over uses them and they have a less than expected season.
P.) The fans will get all excited around the trade deadline just to be disappointed again.