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    Over or under 85 wins?

    A friend stated that the team the Reds would field on this date would win 85 games. I said I'd be willing to bet the under on that considering no significant acquisitions before the Regular Season. Whatcha think?

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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbran1114 View Post
    A friend stated that the team the Reds would field on this date would win 85 games. I said I'd be willing to bet the under on that considering no significant acquisitions before the Regular Season. Whatcha think?
    I'm hoping they can at least win 75, but I think 65 to 70 would be more likely.

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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    I voted over but I know it'll be under. I'm trying to stay optimistic though.
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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    Its going to be under unless the gods make Ross a 35 hr guy gonzo a 25 hr guy and Deno bats .320, Lohse wins 17 and our Bully compines for 45 saves and 17 wins .
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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    Under. Way under.
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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    It is under. The only thing saving them from oblideration is the crapfest known as the NL Central.
    Maybe Ozzie Guillen was right.

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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    Over.

    There are a lot of variables. I expect between 75 & 92 wins.
    What?! How could the Reds win 92 games you ask -

    Lohse kicks butt. He has the talent and wants to cash in with him being a free agent after 2007.

    Bailey & Votto arrive and are the real deal.

    The catching duo hits 25+ homers. 2B and SS also contribute more offense than they are given credit for.

    The geriatric trio in the pen gives us 180 innings with a sub 4.5 ERA.
    Bray or Coffey embraces the closer role.
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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    I think they'll be near last year's total (hopefully over .500), but I think 85 would be fairly ambitious.

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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    Over.

    There are a lot of variables. I expect between 75 & 92 wins.
    What?! How could the Reds win 92 games you ask -

    Lohse kicks butt. He has the talent and wants to cash in with him being a free agent after 2007.

    Bailey & Votto arrive and are the real deal.

    The catching duo hits 25+ homers. 2B and SS also contribute more offense than they are given credit for.

    The geriatric trio in the pen gives us 180 innings with a sub 4.5 ERA.
    Bray or Coffey embraces the closer role.
    And....

    EE continues to improve offensively and defensively.

    Junior plays atleast 120 games (in RF or 1st ) and hits better than he did last year.

    Dunn returns with a monster season.

    Arroyo and Harang pitch similar to how they did this year.

    Denorfia develops into a solid major leaguer.


    If all of those things happen, both yours and mine, then it could happen. But if one or more do not then I don't see it happening. I love your optimism, wish I had half of it. I am optimistic, but a strong side of me is realistic as well.
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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    I am saying under but more along the lines of 80-83.
    With Harang and BA, we have 2 starters we can count on (hopefully).
    JR,EE, and Dunn make up a decent possibly exceptional heart of the order.freel/deno patrolling CF , phillips,gonzo improves us defensively.
    there are other variables:
    1: another starter ??bailey??
    2: games JR plays in?
    3: can guys like magic, bray, coffey come thru.....
    4: Dunn- will he put up the "usual" numbers 40/100 or can he have a "huge" season ?

    While alot of people are writing the reds off....this same topic last year produced things such as 90-100 losses etc.
    The reds with help from a weak division over-achieved and the division is about the same if not worse this year (if clemens doesnt return) so who is to say reds cant do it again?
    Not that they will but they "can" so at least the possibility is there !

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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    74.
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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    Under but not by much. I would think a repeat of this season was possible. 80-85 wins.

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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    If the Poll was 85 wins or 75 wins, I'd choose 75.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    I picked under....

    82-84 would still be a winning season....

    We can hope.

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    Re: Over or under 85 wins?

    As much as I love these guys, I think 75 is a more reasonable number.

    We were lucky to get the 80 we had last year....
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