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    Best start since 2002; handicap the NL playoff contenders at 1/4 mark

    On May 16th 2002 the Reds were 25-15 and 5 games up on 2nd place. That 2002 team slowly lost that lead but spent 51 days in first place until crawling home with under .500 months in July/August/September and finished 19 games out of first in 3rd place.

    On May 16th 2013 the Reds are 24-16 and 2.5 back of first place.

    If we play .500 ball the rest of the way we'll hit 85 wins. At current .600 pace we'll win 97. Somewhere in between and we'll hit 91 wins. WAS/ATL/STL/CIN/SF are you current playoff odds on favorites (same as 2012); ARZ has a good shot. Outside shots include LA/PIT and COL.
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    Re: Best start since 2002; handicap the NL playoff contenders at 1/4 mark

    Quote Originally Posted by powersackers View Post
    On May 16th 2002 the Reds were 25-15 and 5 games up on 2nd place. That 2002 team slowly lost that lead but spent 51 days in first place until crawling home with under .500 months in July/August/September and finished 19 games out of first in 3rd place.

    On May 16th 2013 the Reds are 24-16 and 2.5 back of first place.

    If we play .500 ball the rest of the way we'll hit 85 wins. At current .600 pace we'll win 97. Somewhere in between and we'll hit 91 wins. WAS/ATL/STL/CIN/SF are you current playoff odds on favorites (same as 2012); ARZ has a good shot. Outside shots include LA/PIT and COL.
    Started slowly and the whiners were out in force, but I think we are in for a very good season. This team is a lot of fun to watch.
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    Re: Best start since 2002; handicap the NL playoff contenders at 1/4 mark

    This Reds team is in really good shape considering all the injuries and tough April schedule they had. It's going to be a very fun summer.
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