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    SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    8. The Reds will finish fourth in the NL Central.
    Their offense was already top-heavy in 2013 -- with Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Shin-Soo Choo levying a disproportionate amount of damage -- and now it will be without Choo, who signed with the Rangers. (Brandon Phillips' 103 RBIs last year were deceiving in light of his poor .706 OPS.) While the first five in the team's rotation is strong with Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, Tony Cingrani and Mike Leake, there's no depth should anyone get injured (unless Bronson Arroyo, another free-agent, returns). The Cardinals will continue to be a power, the Pirates will remain strong and look for the upstart Brewers to finish a game or two ahead of Cincinnati.


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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Honcho View Post
    8. The Reds will finish fourth in the NL Central.
    Their offense was already top-heavy in 2013 -- with Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Shin-Soo Choo levying a disproportionate amount of damage -- and now it will be without Choo, who signed with the Rangers. (Brandon Phillips' 103 RBIs last year were deceiving in light of his poor .706 OPS.) While the first five in the team's rotation is strong with Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, Tony Cingrani and Mike Leake, there's no depth should anyone get injured (unless Bronson Arroyo, another free-agent, returns). The Cardinals will continue to be a power, the Pirates will remain strong and look for the upstart Brewers to finish a game or two ahead of Cincinnati.


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    We wont finish 4th

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    Not really SI's "official" prediction. Just "some guy" at SI's prediction.

    Yawn.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    Wouldn't be surprised.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Not really SI's "official" prediction. Just "some guy" at SI's prediction.

    Yawn.
    Even so that is pretty ridiculous
    They don't think it be like it is but it do.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    Why is it ridiculous for a team that lost it's 2nd best player to drop from third to fourth? The Reds got worse and the Brewers got better.

    I do not necessarily think it will happen, but I will not be surprised if it does.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    The pre-season predictions for the Reds will not be pretty.

    Doesn't mean anything, but if that sort of thing upsets anyone, get ready to be upset.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Honcho View Post
    Even so that is pretty ridiculous
    I don't see the Reds finishing fourth, but its not a total stretch to predict that.

    I imagine a crowdsourced prediction of "experts" would have the Reds coming in 3rd this year myself.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    If memory serves me this same guy predicted the Reds would win the World Series in 2013.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    What the prediction fails to mention is that the Pirates are also weakened, with the loss of Burnett and the lack of having many options at firstbase.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    The Reds lost their chance to be ESPN darlings in 2011 when they hiccuped and Joey Votto's power numbers began to go south. If Bailey and Latos can put up ace numbers starting from week 1 and Joey Votto leads the league in home runs at the all star break, and Aroldis Chapman starts getting trade interest from the Red Sox or Yankees, the Reds might start getting some of the 2010 love again.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    They can also get ESPN cred by making it to a World Series.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    I don't see the Reds finishing 4th.....The Brewers are getting some love with the Garza signing but that will disappear in a week. ESPN won't "respect" the Reds til they go deep into the playoffs.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    Quote Originally Posted by CySeymour View Post
    What the prediction fails to mention is that the Pirates are also weakened, with the loss of Burnett and the lack of having many options at firstbase.
    Agreed, I think the Pirates fall behind the Reds. But LA, AZ, WAS, ATL, STL would be my play-off picks. MIL, CIN, PIT, SF and even PHI all have a chance as well. Too much competition to lose guys and stand pat IMO.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds will finish 4th in the division

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    If memory serves me this same guy predicted the Reds would win the World Series in 2013.
    Different guy. Joe Sheehan wrote the SI. prediction piece last year.

    But the point about the accuracy of pre season predictions is still well taken.
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