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    Re: Reds to be "Sellers" next month?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman Fever View Post
    Alright....How much more pitiful does this troop have to perform before all the homers on this page actually recognize what's happening here? This team simply is not WS caliber. We're already in 3rd + 5 games back. Will it really take being behind the Cubbies before you all "clue in"? It's time to sell.
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    Re: Reds to be "Sellers" next month?

    It's a marathon, not a sprint, etc etc etc.

    I would agree that THIS team isn't WS "caliber"...but the team as it stood on opening day WAS. Let's see what happens if/when a healthy bullpen emerges, and what happens at left field. As for Choo, etc - you can't sustain what he was doing the first 6 weeks. That's video-game dreamland stuff. He's in a slump, but that doesn't sustain either. As for Bruce, we all know he's streaky.
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    Re: Reds to be "Sellers" next month?

    Who last year at this time thought the giants were World Series contenders? If you raise your hand then your a giants fan. Or how about the cardinals the past few years? Get to the playoffs and anyone can get hot, just ask billy hatcher.....so yes the reds are playoff caliber so that makes them World Series contenders. Get to the playoffs and anything can happen, that's all reds fans are asking for.

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    Re: Reds to be "Sellers" next month?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman Fever View Post
    Here's a comment worth reading. I'm a gambling man. I am worth right around $480K right now (house/vehicles/bank accounts/etc.) I just used the trusty little online calculator: I will bet (at a rate of 7 to 1) that the Reds WILL NOT win the WS this year. This means my $480K vs. ANYBODY'S $68,571......my sister is a registered state of Ohio notary.........any offers?? Oh, and if NOBODY even considers taking me up on this offer....then you are all admitting.....IT IS TIME TO TEAR DOWN AND REBUILD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is kind of a silly offer. I don't want to see anyone on this board get completely wiped out financially if the Reds win the world series.

    Also, to be fair, if the Reds win the division, they really only have a 1 in 8 shot to win the WS.
    If they win the wildcard, it's roughly 1 in 16.
    7 to 1 odds heavily favors you.

    Today the Reds are only 3.5 out of first, and only 1.5 behind the Cardinals.
    They would be a wildcard team if the season ended now.
    To tear down this team would not be a smart move.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Reds to be "Sellers" next month?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman Fever View Post
    Here's a comment worth reading. I'm a gambling man. I am worth right around $480K right now (house/vehicles/bank accounts/etc.) I just used the trusty little online calculator: I will bet (at a rate of 7 to 1) that the Reds WILL NOT win the WS this year. This means my $480K vs. ANYBODY'S $68,571......my sister is a registered state of Ohio notary.........any offers?? Oh, and if NOBODY even considers taking me up on this offer....then you are all admitting.....IT IS TIME TO TEAR DOWN AND REBUILD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Really? Firstly, no one cares what you value yourself at. Secondly, this is an internet board so no one believes you anyway. Third, that offer is in your favor regardless and individuals not willing to gamble away $70K doesn't mean they're admitting anything. This team is doing well and will continue to maintain pace in this division. We're only 3.5 games behind Pitt right now having won the 3 game series against the Giants and setting up to face the Mariners and the Brewers. I think we'll be sitting fine going into the All Star break.

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    Re: Reds to be "Sellers" next month?

    While I wouldn't make the Reds the favorites to win the NL pennant, if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs. With a pitching staff headed by Latos and Bailey they would have a chance. Come October, the Reds could be a much stronger team if some of their players are healthy.
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    Re: Reds to be "Sellers" next month?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman Fever View Post
    Here's a comment worth reading. I'm a gambling man. I am worth right around $480K right now (house/vehicles/bank accounts/etc.) I just used the trusty little online calculator: I will bet (at a rate of 7 to 1) that the Reds WILL NOT win the WS this year. This means my $480K vs. ANYBODY'S $68,571......my sister is a registered state of Ohio notary.........any offers?? Oh, and if NOBODY even considers taking me up on this offer....then you are all admitting.....IT IS TIME TO TEAR DOWN AND REBUILD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Here's a comment not worth reading. I'm not a gambling man. I am worth right around -$68,571 right now (underwater mortgage/student loans/bank account/etc). I just used the trusty little "pain and agony of my finances" calculator. ...my sister isn't a registered notary, but she could pretend to be one, if that's what you're in to.

    I'll bet my -68,571 against your $480K, right now, winner take all. I say the Reds will win the series in 4 games. If I win, I get your 480K. If you win, you get my mountain of debt and regret. So you see, it is really win/win.

    And if you don't take this offer, then you are admitting.....IT IS NOT TIME TO TEAR DOWN AND REBUILD !!!!!111111
    "And why do false truths persist, getting passed down the decades as if they were fact? It comes back to the same point: People believe things that are wrong because, individually, people rarely investigate their own beliefs, particularly when what they believe makes sense intuitively. Even more so when those around them agree with them." -K.F.

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    Re: Reds to be "Sellers" next month?

    If the Reds are in fact sellers then that would override everything that has been preached over the last few years. This team is known for staying put at the deadline.. I'd expect the same. Look for moves in August as usual.


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