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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Reds lose...............Face the facts.....this is just a .500 baseball team.
    Except the fact they have been well over .500 all season.

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    76-61 isn't .500, no matter how many times you repeat it.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Reds lose...............Face the facts.....this is just a .500 baseball team.
    And if we accept that, then what? Do we stop watching? Give up entirely on this year, and only discuss what can be done next year? Just simply keep repeating "They're only a .500 team" over and over until the season's over?

    I'm seriously asking, not trying to be snarky at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    And if we accept that, then what? Do we stop watching? Give up entirely on this year, and only discuss what can be done next year? Just simply keep repeating "They're only a .500 team" over and over until the season's over?

    I'm seriously asking, not trying to be snarky at all.
    Not at all, but I would rather be a team playing well going into the playoffs, ie the Dodgers than one that isn't.

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Hate to break the news, but this the lot of being a baseball fan

    Some.good, some bad, a lot of turmoil and confusion, and equal does of hope and cynacism for tomorrow.

    This is how it's been and will continue to be. So don't feign shock.

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    76-61 isn't .500, no matter how many times you repeat it.
    I was gonna say, you may think whatever you want about the Reds, but they are factually not a .500 team, if you're bringing facts into this.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    Not at all, but I would rather be a team playing well going into the playoffs, ie the Dodgers than one that isn't.
    But who wouldn't? is there anyone on this board that doesn't wish the Reds were in first place, playing perfect baseball, beating everyone?

    I'm asking, what is the purpose of taking the approach of "they're not that good" and "they're a .500 team" and "they have no chance in a wildcard playoff game"?

    If you believe those things, then what? Do you keep watching? Do you keep following the rest of the season? Why would you?

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    Not at all, but I would rather be a team playing well going into the playoffs, ie the Dodgers than one that isn't.

    I hope the Reds get on a roll too going into the playoffs. But I would hate to peak too soon, and enter the playoffs in a cold spell.

    But yeah if the Reds got on a roll the would be great.

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    Not at all, but I would rather be a team playing well going into the playoffs, ie the Dodgers than one that isn't.
    Yep, good thing this team expressed a sense of urgency when leaving STL.
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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    Reds lose...............Face the facts.....this is just a .500 baseball team.
    For that to be true, they'd have to win 5 games the rest of the way.

    Since we're all about trading "facts," I have some!

    Today not withstanding:

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    Rk    Tm  W  L W-L%  GB last10 last20 last30
    1    PIT 79 56 .585 ---    5-5   9-11  16-14
    2    STL 78 57 .578 1.0    6-4   12-8  16-14
    3    CIN 76 60 .559 3.5    5-5   12-8  17-13
    Looks pretty competitive to me.
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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Also who had Greg Reynolds for best start by a Reds pitcher in Colorado. It stands out just how good he was for the team last night.

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    For that to be true, they'd have to win 5 games the rest of the way.

    Since we're all about trading "facts," I have some!

    Today not withstanding:

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    Rk    Tm  W  L W-L%  GB last10 last20 last30
    1    PIT 79 56 .585 ---    5-5   9-11  16-14
    2    STL 78 57 .578 1.0    6-4   12-8  16-14
    3    CIN 76 60 .559 3.5    5-5   12-8  17-13
    Looks pretty competitive to me.
    And if they win 6 and finish with 82 wins, it would be their first back to back winning seasons since 1999-2000.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    But who wouldn't? is there anyone on this board that doesn't wish the Reds were in first place, playing perfect baseball, beating everyone?

    I'm asking, what is the purpose of taking the approach of "they're not that good" and "they're a .500 team" and "they have no chance in a wildcard playoff game"?

    If you believe those things, then what? Do you keep watching? Do you keep following the rest of the season? Why would you?
    IMHO if you keep saying "they're not that good" and "they're a .500 team" and "they have no chance in a wildcard playoff game" it helps with the disappointment and the heartbreak (if it happens). The fall to the depths of despair is not so great.

    I don't think anyone on this forum has given up on this team - but seems to be a toll on your emotions to invest in them this year. Of course, it doesn't help that they're in a division with 2 other teams making a run for the post season as well - makes it seem like the Reds are a .500 team in comparison.
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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago View Post
    people of colorado...2,500 is not the new 3,000...just saying...
    It's damn impressive to go 2500 and it's rare anymore to do it all with one team. Think how special Larkin was to us....he never made it.

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    Re: Cincinnati-Colorado 9/1/13

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    IMHO if you keep saying "they're not that good" and "they're a .500 team" and "they have no chance in a wildcard playoff game" it helps with the disappointment and the heartbreak (if it happens). The fall to the depths of despair is not so great.

    I don't think anyone on this forum has given up on this team - but seems to be a toll on your emotions to invest in them this year. Of course, it doesn't help that they're in a division with 2 other teams making a run for the post season as well - makes it seem like the Reds are a .500 team in comparison.
    Thank you. That's a very satisfying, logical answer.


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