Re: 2010 - Gonelong's 9th annual Season Ws prediction thread .
Let it be known that I believe this is the first time that I've predicted the Reds to finish above .500 in one of GLs threads.
Given that this is a younger team, I'm expecting more volatility this year than in previous years. Younger players have more potential to take off and outperform, but they also have more potential to disappoint and underperform. With all that, it really wouldn't shock me to see this team win as many as 90 games, and it also wouldn't shock me to see this team only put up 75 wins. This is a much wider range than I normally see in previous years; you can typically narrow the range down to within a half dozen games in most other years.
Offense and an inability to get on base will still likely be an issue, but should hopefully be less of an issue this year than last season (that's what removing a Willy T sized black hole can do for you). The young pitching staff, specifically the rotation itself, is where most of the volatility exists (I'm looking at you both, Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey).
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