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    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco View Post
    Maybe you should have called it "Sometimes you just have a feeling.." when you say you know, you're speaking in absolutes anf certainties. You don't KNOW how this season is going to turn out anymore than anyone else here.

    Choose your words carefully. Don't speak in absolutes. Qualify your posts with things like "I think" and you won't get as much flack.
    Literally, of course, you are correct. However, "I know" is colloquial usage for things you expect, especially when coupled with "just". I just know he's gonna hit this FG....I just know the Steelers are due for a down year....I just know my wife loves me....I just know I'm gonna get fired for spending so much time on the internet. All acceptable English usages, though perhaps not literally true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redssince75 View Post
    Literally, of course, you are correct. However, "I know" is colloquial usage for things you expect, especially when coupled with "just". I just know he's gonna hit this FG....I just know the Steelers are due for a down year....I just know my wife loves me....I just know I'm gonna get fired for spending so much time on the internet. All acceptable English usages, though perhaps not literally true.
    Yes, and I reread your original post, and it was pretty clear that you were not claiming perfect knowledge of future events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I don't think so, I'm just saying they don't have to be as good as they were last year as RS/RA to still make the playoffs.

    They don't have to score as many runs as last year to have a positive differential.

    5 of the six NL teams with a +diff made the playoffs.
    Assuming the RA stays the same. I'm just feeling all Luke Skywalker and the hitters we have just make me really nervous. Perhaps I'm just scarred from many years of Reds having no pitching to be skeptical if the arms will hold out to play another full season of run prevention winning baseball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villain612 View Post
    The defending World Series champs are 3-5 and in last place.
    They're already looking forward to Patriots games in Boston I guess.
    They have to hop on the Bruins bandwagon first and pretend like they're diehard hockey fans. THEN they can look forward to Pats games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Assuming the RA stays the same. I'm just feeling all Luke Skywalker and the hitters we have just make me really nervous. Perhaps I'm just scarred from many years of Reds having no pitching to be skeptical if the arms will hold out to play another full season of run prevention winning baseball.
    The game is changing. Any minute now they will be putting AstroTurf in GAB.
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    Sometimes you just know you shouldn't have opened a thread....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    Sometimes you just know you shouldn't have opened a thread....
    There's never a moderator around when you need one.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Quote Originally Posted by villain612 View Post
    8 games in and we've already had 3 or 4 threads either jumping off a cliff or contemplating a firesale of the squad's best players.

    4.9% of the season has been played.

    I tell ya, I wouldn't want to be in a fox hole with any of you all.
    If it was football season we'd just be getting into the fourth quarter of the first game of the season.

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    Only 10 games, I know, but if we're sitting here 10 games later at 6-14 or worse, I'm ready to call it a year. You can't dig yourself in that big of a hole and expect to make the playoffs, and if the playoffs aren't an option, I really don't care if the Reds win 50 or 80 games and would almost prefer 50 for the draft picks and trades.

    I mean we knew going in what was going to happen. An offense already with flaws lost one of its best hitters, and was replaced with a prospect who struggled to do anything at the plate at the Triple A level. No upgrades in the other positions that needed upgrades and the bench got worse. Tada - 27th in runs scored after 10 games. Why will that get better?

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    The flaw in the "run prevention wins" argument IMO is that when a club doesn't hit, the pitchers eventually will feel enormous pressure to be almost perfect. Very hard to pitch that way. Pitchers need to be loose and to go out there and throw.

    If pitchers are worried about every run they allow, they will eventually slump. Same thing for teams built solely on hitting, if you need 10 runs to win, eventually the hitters will just tighten up and lose their effectiveness.

    You can win with hot pitching or hot hitting for awhile, but over 162 games you need some degree of balance. So different units on the team pick up the club at different times.

    If the Reds are an average hitting team consistently through the season, they should be ok. But if they go through several periods like the first ten games, I think they are done.

    The club has not won a single game where the opposition scored twice or more. Two runs allowed has meant defeat.

    Price said tonight that he hates to see good pitching wasted. I agree, but this is a team, not just a pitching staff, and the focus should be (and should have been) to enhance the weak area. Not just to brag about the strong area.
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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by takealeake View Post
    Only 10 games, I know, but if we're sitting here 10 games later at 6-14 or worse, I'm ready to call it a year. You can't dig yourself in that big of a hole and expect to make the playoffs, and if the playoffs aren't an option, I really don't care if the Reds win 50 or 80 games and would almost prefer 50 for the draft picks and trades.

    I mean we knew going in what was going to happen. An offense already with flaws lost one of its best hitters, and was replaced with a prospect who struggled to do anything at the plate at the Triple A level. No upgrades in the other positions that needed upgrades and the bench got worse. Tada - 27th in runs scored after 10 games. Why will that get better?
    Starting tonight Atlanta had scored 23 runs and the Cards 29, should they tank too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Starting tonight Atlanta had scored 23 runs and the Cards 29, should they tank too?
    What a terrific example!

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    It began with the nothing offseason they had, thank you Jocketty.

    Agree, this team was dead in the water when it played game one.
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    As bad as some of these RedsZone comments get, at least they are more self-defeated and innocently 'chicken little' than outright hateful and vulgar. The comments after the Reds.com article posts on Facebook are scary to read. People are tearing apart CUETO...the guy who pitched 7 innings of 2 run baseball with his lesser stuff...and they're calling Reds fans who aren't cursing the team out "not real baseball fans" and idiots for staying calm during this high stress time.
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    Re: Sometimes you just know

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Heck, play'em for me. Win or lose, I'll have them on TV every night- all of the TV's in the house on the game, as I move from room to room doing other things.

    I'm going to GABP on Sunday and can't wait- sitting in the sunshine, watching baseball. My entire Reds experience is not wrapped up in wins and losses and championships only. The history, culture and experience is just as important to me. I might even have a couple of those $9 beers on Sunday.
    That's the spirit buddy! I'm with you!

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    I'm going to try very hard to not let this place suck the joy out of the baseball season for me.
    Log off now while you still can! LOL

    Anymore, the first couple weeks of the new season are always the funnest. Especially if he Reds get off to a slow start. I got guys coming up to me at work - "What's wrong with the Reds? This team sucks and ain't going nowhere!"

    I had two guys at the local pub last night going off on me about Votto ..... "They're paying this guy 20-something mil/year to walk? Tell him to get the bat off his shoulder!!"

    "So you'd feel better about Joey if he'd just swing more? It doesn't matter to you if that means less walks taken and more outs produced, because it's all about making the effort?"

    You try (or want) to rationalize with these people - but you can't. I use to try, but I don't do it anymore.

    I've always hated April. Hitters are always behind the pitchers. They're trying to find their rhythm. A lot of hitters struggle in April (and the weather is also a factor). Votto, Bruce, and Phillips are struggling right now. I can remember when Larkin use to have some of the worst Aprils for a Reds player. It's gonna change/get better.

    I look at the MLB standings right now, and other then the Brewers, nobody is tearing it up.

    But here are always going to be those on this forum, no matter what the Reds do, who enjoy being this....

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