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    ESPN Power Rankings

    Reds 17th, up from 19th.

    "The Reds have scored a major league best 107 runs. The Reds have allowed a major league worst 102 runs. Yet they have 10 wins."

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Don't we have 12 wins?

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Don't we have 12 wins?
    The power rankings are as of 4/21

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    I don't put too much stock into those rankings. I don't care how we win games, as long as we win.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

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

    Si.com has Cincy #8....4 NL Central teams in the top 8!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ngs/index.html

    Si.com has Cincy #8....4 NL Central teams in the top 8!!!
    This again illustrates how out of touch SI is.
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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    This again illustrates how out of touch SI is.
    It actually shows how out of touch ESPN is. SI has it right on. If you go by win/loss record, the Astros, Reds, Cards, and Cubs are in the top 5 teams in the NL. Only 3 teams in the AL have a better record than the Astros, Reds, Cards, and Cubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life
    It actually shows how out of touch ESPN is. SI has it right on. If you go by win/loss record, the Astros, Reds, Cards, and Cubs are in the top 5 teams in the NL. Only 3 teams in the AL have a better record than the Astros, Reds, Cards, and Cubs.
    No offense, but win/loss record doesnt matter much in the first 20 games of the season.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    No offense, but win/loss record doesnt matter much in the first 20 games of the season.
    I'm guessing the 1999 Reds would have liked to have had just one extra win at that end of the season. A win's a win and they all help.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    No offense, but win/loss record doesnt matter much in the first 20 games of the season.
    Does these wins not count when we are around the 100 games played mark? Just wondering.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    No offense, but win/loss record doesnt matter much in the first 20 games of the season.
    So a 4-16 start is irrelevant as compared to a 16-4 start?
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    No offense, but win/loss record doesnt matter much in the first 20 games of the season.
    I imagine Pirate fans might disagree with that one
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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    This again illustrates how out of touch SI is.
    Or are you perhaps the one out of touch. The Power Rankings thru the first 20 games are what they are...the power rankings thru the first 20 games. You have to acknowledge that the argument can be made that the first 4 teams in the NL central are in the top 8...although I would say top 10-12 in my opinion. However, I would HARDLY call SI out of touch.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    This doesn't illustrate how out of touch either one is, what this illustrates is what they created the power rankings to do, generate business and get people talking. To me, baseball is a great sport because there can be such a debate over who is the strongest team. Baseball games are won in all different fashions. A team can be tearing up the opposition on offense and shutting them down on defense, or a team can be like the reds and tearing up the opposition on offense with less than stellar defense and pitching, or a team can be winning seemingly by luck in 1 or 2 run games that are low scoring. The question then becomes who is the most powerful, of course the first answer would be the one tearing it up on offense and dominating on defense and pitching, but after that which one takes over? At the end of the year the power rankings mean nothing, the win loss record means everything, but during the season for some reason the media thinks power rankings actually mean something, when they don't in reality. At the end of the day, a win is a win and a loss is a loss, whoever has the best ratio of wins to losses is the winner.
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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by acredsfan
    for some reason the media thinks power rankings actually mean something, when they don't in reality. At the end of the day, a win is a win and a loss is a loss, whoever has the best ratio of wins to losses is the winner.
    Power rankings are fun to look at, but they don't mean anything if there isn't any correlation to the win/loss record.


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