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    Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    It had been a few days since I checked this site, and man was I suprised at the change in attiude of my fellow reds fans. Yes, I am an eternal optimist, but its rediculus to already be writing off this season. If you wernt following the season, you would assume we were a last place team already, but thats definitly not the case! Heck even after todays loss were in the lead for the wild card,and just two games back from the cards. Yea, we may not win the central, but its far to early to be throwing in the towel, let alone calling for the trades of all our star players.

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    Re: wow...

    Rats always are the first to abandon a sinking ship
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    Re: wow...

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Rats always are the first to abandon a sinking ship
    I guess its you and me and a few others in September.

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    Re: wow...

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Rats always are the first to abandon a sinking ship
    Nice reference to Reds fans here that simply don't agree with the premis of this thread.

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    Re: Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    The 1990 Cincinnati Reds lost eight consecutive games between July 24 and July 30. Less than a month later, they lost five consective games between August 17 and August 20. I'm not saying that the 2006 Cincinnati Reds are comparable to the 1990 team in terms of talent or potential, but those losing streaks didn't destroy the 1990 season. It turned out okay. Like Boiler said, it's a bit early to be discussing a housecleaning for this team.

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    Re: Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    More likely it was far too early to consider this team to be pennant contenders. Most people thought they would be lucky to be a .500 team.

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    Re: Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    The 1990 Cincinnati Reds lost eight consecutive games between July 24 and July 30. Less than a month later, they lost five consective games between August 17 and August 20. I'm not saying that the 2006 Cincinnati Reds are comparable to the 1990 team in terms of talent or potential, but those losing streaks didn't destroy the 1990 season. It turned out okay. Like Boiler said, it's a bit early to be discussing a housecleaning for this team.

    The 1990 team played only two games over .500 from the first of June through the end of the regular season.

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    Re: Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    I dont think March was too early to talk about cleaning house. I am not saying I want to shake things up right this very second, but I think it will be much better for the long term of this franchise if they are sellers at this years deadline as opposed to buyers.

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    Re: Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake
    I dont think March was too early to talk about cleaning house. I am not saying I want to shake things up right this very second, but I think it will be much better for the long term of this franchise if they are sellers at this years deadline as opposed to buyers.
    I don't totally disagree...in fact I thought the hot start was more hurtful than helpful to the progress of this team...still, I would not complain one bit if this team is in it in July!
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    And don't think for a minute that if the drought continues that Krivsky won't shake things up.His first move should be DFA'ing Rick White.

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    Re: Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    Luckily for the Reds the NL stinks this year. I think only the Phillies/Mets, possibly the Astros, maybe the Brewers, and the Reds (if we can add a starting pitcher and a couple BP arms) will be the teams competing the for the NL wildcard. 85-88 wins could win the NL Wildcard. There doesn't appear to be one great team in the NL this year, so while I would be surprised if the Reds were to win the WC, it's not completely out of the question.

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    Re: Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    Luckily for the Reds the NL stinks this year. I think only the Phillies/Mets, possibly the Astros, maybe the Brewers, and the Reds (if we can add a starting pitcher and a couple BP arms) will be the teams competing the for the NL wildcard. 85-88 wins could win the NL Wildcard. There doesn't appear to be one great team in the NL this year, so while I would be surprised if the Reds were to win the WC, it's not completely out of the question.
    Cardinals are starting to take their typical all-world shape again. That bullpen is outstanding.

    Cards are a very good team who will be a great team by the end of the season.

    The Reds will be 10 back of the Cards by the middle of June and 3 or 4 back of Milwaukee.
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    [QUOTE=Falls City Beer]Cardinals are starting to take their typical all-world shape again. That bullpen is outstanding.

    Bullpen outstanding? That can't be, Hancock wasn't good enough for the Reds bullpen but can pitch for the best team in baseball's bullpen.
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    [QUOTE=redlegs2370]
    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Cardinals are starting to take their typical all-world shape again. That bullpen is outstanding.

    Bullpen outstanding? That can't be, Hancock wasn't good enough for the Reds bullpen but can pitch for the best team in baseball's bullpen.

    Enough with the ''We should have kept Hancock''diatribe.

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    Re: Far too early to be throwing in the towel

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Cardinals are starting to take their typical all-world shape again. That bullpen is outstanding.

    Cards are a very good team who will be a great team by the end of the season.

    The Reds will be 10 back of the Cards by the middle of June and 3 or 4 back of Milwaukee.
    I have the Cardinals winning the division, but they will choke in the playoffs. Again.


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