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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

    Has Kent Mercker been drug tested yet?
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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

    Merker realized he had made a mistake later, when he was informed Milton no longer played for the Twins and his name was not "Johan".

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

    I guess I'll stand out here in the open, but I'm hoping that Mercker's right. He knows a thing or two about pitching and came up in probably the best organization for pitching there's ever been. That said, he may well be wrong, but for goodness sake, can't we hope he's right? It often feels as if this board is anxious for the Reds to fail. As I said elsewhere, this may well be another lost year, but I'd still like to hope for a miracle. And Milton being only half as bad as last year would be a major improvement.

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

    I'm glad Milton has a strong work ethic. It's nice to see that he's not just phoning it in like Jimmah Haynes.

    It's good to see players who respect hard work and dedication. We've heard it a lot about Milton, how serious he was about rebounding.

    All that is nice, what we want to hear, and it deserves our respect for his approach and attitude. And it's nice that fellow players see it and respect it too.

    Unfortunately, hard work is not enough. It's all about talent on this level, and his skills have been seriously degraded by his knee injury. Plus, he's had a mysterious penchant for serving up gopher balls at the most inopportune times.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I fear I'm not. I respect his effort level. I cringe at what I've seen from him so far in a Reds uniform.
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    Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year

    Kent must have gotten into some of Browning's stash.
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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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