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    Ouch....very ouch

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

    from si.com

    "blah blah blah....There are only six teams that can't make the playoffs (Nationals, Royals, Devil Rays, Reds, Pirates and Orioles), and of the 25 teams that have a shot, any shot, at playing in October, roughly 15 of them could win the World Series -- about three times as much real competition as the Yankees faced in the '90s.....blah blah blah"

    Ok Mr. Verducci, first of all the Reds were less than 5 games out of the playoffs last year. Less than 5 games=you have a shot, thats all.

    Second, It sickens me that the Reds are listed in that sad bunch. We don't belong in there....right?

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    I don't know. We've improved one spot from last year (has he ranked us above the Pirates?)

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    Re: Ouch....very ouch

    screw him.
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    Please dont bring up being close to the playoffs last year in comparison to us being close. We over acheived last year and the rest of the division sucked. Its not going to be that way again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Please dont bring up being close to the playoffs last year in comparison to us being close. We over acheived last year and the rest of the division sucked. Its not going to be that way again.
    Based on last year, the Reds have a chance this year. A small chance, yes, but they have a chance. You don't know for sure. Neither do I. But I'd say there is a chance, thats all.

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    Re: Ouch....very ouch

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Please dont bring up being close to the playoffs last year in comparison to us being close. We over acheived last year and the rest of the division sucked. Its not going to be that way again.
    People just don't get it.

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    The Reds are going to make this guy look foolish come October. That's just my opinion of course, but I just think the Reds are going to exceed all expectations this season and win at least 86 games, which could possibily put us in the playoffs. With big years from Dunn and Encarnacion, and the emergence of Josh Hamilton, I think the offense will be good enough. The 3-4-5 spots in the rotation will be shaky, but if Lohse steps up along with Saarloos and Belisle then the rotation could be solid. Bailey will be waiting at Louisbille if one of the starters falter.

    I'm excited about this 2007 Cincinnati Reds ballclub.

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    Re: Ouch....very ouch

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The Reds are going to make this guy look foolish come October. That's just my opinion of course, but I just think the Reds are going to exceed all expectations this season and win at least 86 games, which could possibily put us in the playoffs. With big years from Dunn and Encarnacion, and the emergence of Josh Hamilton, I think the offense will be good enough. The 3-4-5 spots in the rotation will be shaky, but if Lohse steps up along with Saarloos and Belisle then the rotation could be solid. Bailey will be waiting at Louisbille if one of the starters falter.

    I'm excited about this 2007 Cincinnati Reds ballclub.
    OBM, seriously, you are FREAKING me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    OBM, seriously, you are FREAKING me out.
    He's no Debbie Downer any more.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Ouch....very ouch

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    OBM, seriously, you are FREAKING me out.

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    Re: Ouch....very ouch

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    The Reds are going to make this guy look foolish come October. That's just my opinion of course, but I just think the Reds are going to exceed all expectations this season and win at least 86 games, which could possibily put us in the playoffs. With big years from Dunn and Encarnacion, and the emergence of Josh Hamilton, I think the offense will be good enough. The 3-4-5 spots in the rotation will be shaky, but if Lohse steps up along with Saarloos and Belisle then the rotation could be solid. Bailey will be waiting at Louisbille if one of the starters falter.

    I'm excited about this 2007 Cincinnati Reds ballclub.

    That's good to hear OBM. I think things are more pleasant too, which is enough for me right now, although I understand other POV's as well.
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    We know(think) we're better than that. Most other people aren't going to until they actually go out there and get in the playoffs. This team DOES have to prove that last year wasn't a flash in the pan, which it very well could have been.

    And to add to this, I don't think we're a good team yet, but we have the potential to be a good team.
    Last edited by HumnHilghtFreel; 03-21-2007 at 01:20 AM.

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    Re: Ouch....very ouch

    I think it's more him overvaluing the Cubs, Cards, and to a lesser extent the Brewers. I'd bet the farm that if the Reds played in the NL West, they would not be anywhere near that list.

    I still get a kick out of the now yearly Brewers love. I believe this is the 3rd straight year they have been a "sleeper" team because of their young talent. Certainly injuries have hampered them a bit, but at the end of the day, they still finished 3rd or 4th. But they're a sleeper team because they are young. Yeah...show me.
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    Re: Ouch....very ouch

    I believe the Reds are better than every club he lumped them with in this article.

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    Re: Ouch....very ouch

    Quote Originally Posted by Santo Alcala View Post
    I believe the Reds are better than every club he lumped them with in this article.
    Me too.
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