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    Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    The Reds haven't finished with a .500 season since 2000. Five losing seasons has taken a real toll on the Reds, and on the fans attitudes about baseball. As many of you have noted, when the season began, we would have been fairly happy at the propect of a .500 winning record.

    Currently we are 69-71, with 22 games left. If we go 12-10, we finish at .500. We have 7 left with Pittsburgh, 7 with the Cubs, 3 with the Padres, 2 with Houston, and 3 with the Marlins. So 16 out of 22 games are against teams with a losing record. This team really should be able to win 12 of those, if they don't completely quit on us.

    Last year the Reds really packed up early and played terribly in September. It seems to me that how a team plays when they are down is a test of character. Are they competitors or quitters? We shall see in the next 3 weeks.
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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    A .500 season would be an 8 game improvement over last year. I'd like to see it happen. The disappointing part of it is that the Central was ripe for the taking this year and the Reds just couldn't get over the hump.

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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    one over .500 is all that counts.


    Just ask the Bengals and how ESPN always comments on "Years without a winning season"....Reds should shoot for 82-80 or even higher! Heck, a 5 game winning streak (Which I know this team can accomplish) followed by a 8-7 record could even put us in the playoffs. San Diego winning 5 in a row didnt help.

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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Honestly, I could care less about their record if they finish out of playoffs.
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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Sweeping the Pirates is a realistic goal.....then let's move on from there.
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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Id like to see us make the playoffs since we are this close.. but realisticly that wasnt my goal at all for the season.

    15 wins a month is a 90 win season.. as ive said over and over.. but i never wanted a 90 win season i just wanted to win as close to 15 a month as we could... right now its gonna take that.

    Finish strong.. and dont give up the BS games lol My goal all along was .500 or just above.. ill take 81-81 and ill be happy ...
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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Finishing over .500 is completely realistic.
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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    It is realistic, and important I think. A team can really used that as some momentum...wait, look at the Brewers. Maybe it is because they were just half bad, half good (81-81).

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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa View Post
    Honestly, I could care less about their record if they finish out of playoffs.
    A record of 81-81 vs. 65-97 speaks volumes about their chances for next season.

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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    sweep the pirates to make the padres series interesting thats all i ask

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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Go 17-4. It's all I ask.

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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Go 17-4. It's all I ask.
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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    15-6 might be enough if we get a little help.
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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    If they do would you still call for Krivsky's head?
    Yes.

    But neither (17 wins nor Krivsky's firing) is going to happen, so both ideas die in the imagination.

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    Re: Shooting for a .500 season; a realistic goal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Yes.

    But neither (17 wins nor Krivsky's firing) is going to happen, so both ideas die in the imagination.
    True dat.
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