RT I'll couter your argument with one from rila:
Last season the reds were in 1st place for over 100 days with only 1
starter named befroe ST. We now have three.
Haynes isn't durable?
bullpen looks better than last year actually Willy finished very strong, as did Chen.
Willy is more than proven IMO.
Best relief pitcher we have is not White, but is probably Sully. I look for him to bounce back from a subpar year.
you got me on defense, unless Lopez beats out Larkin for the starting job. yeah right.
And yet the reds were among the league leaders in SB. Casey is slow, but the rest ain't too bad. just their baserunning judgement is poor
#9 got me again. Murphy's law in overdrive on Junior.
#10 I disagree somewhat with this.
Dessens had a career year, and there is no reason to believe he can keep last years numbers up. They were an aberration. He is a 6 inning pitcher at best w/ a 4.40 era. We could get that from Brian Reith.
Yup we are relying on Junior's and Casey's return to health. It's a month before ST so I am optimistic that both are healthy. Being lefty heavy in a division with few LH starters, w/ a short right field porch? I'm ok with that.
My darkhorse players to make the team out of ST...
Luke Hudson (co-closer) and Jose Acevedo (starter). I also think Chen will make the rotation.
I am predicting 94 wins.