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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    You wouldn't expect that from hanging out in this forum. Pitching and defense wins championships, the Reds have been ranked in top 5 in those categories on many sites.

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    The Reds still need to score more points than the other team....analysis
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    The Reds still need to score more points than the other team....analysis
    I am predicting a game where the Reds win with a Billy Hamilton HBP, steal of 2nd and 3rd, and a WP gets him home.

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    i hope so but the offense scares me in a bad way.
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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    I saw enough of the big offensive teams in the 2000's to know that if our choices are a top offense or a top pitching staff I want the pitching and defense.

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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    The Reds still need to score more points than the other team....analysis
    I'm sorry, not to digress, but you lose points for saying the word "points" in this context.
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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    Welcome to Redszone fantasy land, ESPN. Please keep your arms inside the vehicle and belts fastened at all times.
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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    They also have The Nationals at #3........even after last year's hype and disappointment. I expect that to happen again.

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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    All models are wrong, but some are useful.

    And like weather models, the further away from the event they are, the less accurate they are.

    I'll take #9 for now. Pitching and defense will keep you in a lot of ball games. More so than hoping you can out slug your opponent. We've seen that model.

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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    I'm sorry, not to digress, but you lose points for saying the word "points" in this context.
    hmm...You may be on to something.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by Trajinous View Post
    They also have The Nationals at #3........even after last year's hype and disappointment. I expect that to happen again.
    I don't. I think they win the east. I see last year for them as similar to the Reds 2011.
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    Re: Reds are a Top 10 team heading into Spring Training

    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    I don't. I think they win the east. I see last year for them as similar to the Reds 2011.
    I agree with you here. That team is too talented not to be competitive. Injuries seemed to hurt them a lot last year and I expect them to have a huge bounce back season.
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