Well, after attending a rather upsetting NFL playoff game, driving back to Chicago, and now learning that we have resigned Awesome Aurillia and that Freel has been arrested, I'm sort of at the end of my sports rope.

Is there any reason - at all - that I can think the Reds might be decent this year? There are a lot of very smart posters on this board - much smarter than me. I would appreciate you showing me some stats that show the Reds could possibly win 90 games. If there are no such stats, I would appreciate it if you made some up.

I just need some sort of hope to get me through the dark days until spring training.

Thank you in advance.