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    Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    I was just watching Fox 19 Sports and they ran a segment about Milton. At the very end of the segment they had about 20 second interview where Kent Mercker said he thinks Milton will win AT LEAST 17 or 18 games this year. This is due to the fact of how hard of a worker Milton is and due to the fact that Tom Browning is helping him.

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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    He meant for the other team

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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    He meant for the other team

    If that's the case, then Mercker is on something. 17-18 is way too low.
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Quote Originally Posted by harangatang
    I was just watching Fox 19 Sports and they ran a segment about Milton. At the very end of the segment they had about 20 second interview where Kent Mercker said he thinks Milton will LOSE AT LEAST 17 or 18 games this year. This is due to the fact of how SOFT of a THROWER Milton is and due to the fact that Tom Browning is helping him.

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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    This is a good illustration of why you don't ever listen to players' assessments of other players.
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Kent Mercker's lucky players aren't allowed to bet on baseball.
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Other Kent Mercker predictions offered chronologically:

    20 years ago: "I've seen the advance screenings and I can guarantee that 'Ishtar' is destined to sweep the Academy Awards."

    15 years ago: "I have no doubt that by the turn of the century the Isralis and Palestinians will have all their troubles worked out."

    10 years ago: "Now that the pros are allowed to play I can guarantee that the US will never again lose a basketball game in international competition."

    5 years ago: "I know most of those couples end up getting divorced but you can just tell that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston will be together forever."

    1 year ago: "Man, that Kevin Federline is a heck of a rap artist. His album's going Platinum for sure."
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD
    Other Kent Mercker predictions offered chronologically:

    20 years ago: "I've seen the advance screenings and I can guarantee that 'Ishtar' is destined to sweep the Academy Awards."

    15 years ago: "I have no doubt that by the turn of the century the Isralis and Palestinians will have all their troubles worked out."

    10 years ago: "Now that the pros are allowed to play I can guarantee that the US will never again lose a basketball game in international competition."

    5 years ago: "I know most of those couples end up getting divorced but you can just tell that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston will be together forever."

    1 year ago: "Man, that Kevin Federline is a heck of a rap artist. His album's going Platinum for sure."
    But, strangely enough, Kent Mercker did have George Mason going to the Sweet 16 in his NCAA Tournament Pool...

    ...unfortunately he has them losing to Oral Roberts in the championship game.
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD
    1 year ago: "Man, that Kevin Federline is a heck of a rap artist. His album's going Platinum for sure."
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    my guess is that Eric Milton will be a lot better this year

    I don't think that the Reds have bullpen enough to keep 17 leads

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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    my guess is that Eric Milton will be a lot better this year
    What constitutes a lot better? Because he could be a lot better and still be awful.
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    What constitutes a lot better? Because he could be a lot better and still be awful.
    yup, I'm really going out on a limb. But I figure that he either pitches better than awful or else the new administration won't allow him to pitch and blames DanO. And I think that we'll score runs, which will mean some leads.

    and it was just a season ago that he won 14 games. Mercker's statement is silly more because we don't have Billy Wagner. 12-14 wins isn't out of the question. It's not that unusual for bad pitchers to win 12-14 games

    cue: FCB: "why, I'd bet my second-born son..."

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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    What constitutes a lot better? Because he could be a lot better and still be awful.
    Technically, if you just look at the VORP numbers, if he blows his knee out stepping off the team bus then he makes the team "better."
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Has Kent Mercker been drug tested yet?
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