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    CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...iew/index.html

    Pretty worthless preview. This is the only thing said about the Reds:

    It seems that only the struggling Reds, still in dire need of direction (and a lot of pitching), have no chance at a winning record.

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    It seems that only the struggling Reds, still in dire need of direction (and a lot of pitching), have no chance at a winning record.
    108 letters, 25 words... pretty much covers it eh?

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    Article says the Cards have the best lineup and the best rotation. Gives the bullpen nod to the Cubs.

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    Gives the bullpen nod to the Cubs.
    They're paying for it.

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    XM radio, while interviewing NL Central beat writers, says pretty much the same thing. I think the latest quote I heard was

    "Even if the stars, the moon, the sun, and the earth all align, the Reds are the only team with no chance to win the division. Any of the others could get just the right breaks and career type years and could pull a rabbot out of the hat."

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    I must say that while I won't go out and say the Reds are going to win the division, they aren't as bad as the "experts" say they are. They still have a potent lineup (maybe even better without Casey in it) and some of the young pitchers (Harang, Claussen, Belisle, Coffey and Wagner) are not bad. I think they'll surprise some folks this year...but I'm not changing my name to CentralChamps06--maybe Notasbadastheythink06?

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    Just IMO, the Cubs have assembled a really horrible, expensive bullpen.
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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    I don't know with all the love for the Pirates.

    I also think the Brewers could finish anywhere from 1st to 6th. There's a lot of potential and not much room for failure in Milwaukee.

    So, the Reds with a decent season could finish out of the basement.

    They could also win more games in 2006 and finish worse.
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    I don't think we'll be any good. I don't think we'll even be as good as in years past. We're going to be the team that everyone wants to play for a while. But I tell you what, we'll play hard and I'd rather have everyone look at us as terrible and let us sneak out some wins than be expected to win.

    We're building. The only thing that concerns me is lack of contact hitters.

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    the only thing that concerns me about the lineup that is.

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    I am glad to hear nobody is picking the Reds, which means no pressure which means they are going to turn some heads.

    Our Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams were predicted to finish dead last this year and guess what. They had no pressure to win and the Girls with 3 Juniors and 7 Freshman won the conference and also finished 16-4 getting the number 1 seed.

    The Boys also won the conference and are currently 16-3 with a win coming Friday against the worse team in the league. They also got a number 1 seed in the tournament.

    Again no pressure put on them and the decided to show everybody they were wrong.

    I vision the Reds doing the same thing. This offense will many games for them. I also think we will get a few arms before the start of the season.
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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    I read a preview this morning that picked the Reds to go 68-94. I can't remember the website though.

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    Where did they project the White Sox to finish last year? Guarentee it wasn't where they ended up.

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainesville Red
    Where did they project the White Sox to finish last year? Guarentee it wasn't where they ended up.
    Sox were projected to finish 3rd in the AL Central last year by CNN/SI.

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    Re: CNN/SI.com NL Central Preview

    ... still in dire need of direction
    I don't agree with this statement at all; do you? Especially the "dire" part.
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