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    For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    Last year on this date the Minnesota Twins were floundering. By May 18th they were 10.5 back, their deficit grew to 12.5 games by 5/25. It stayed as bad as 11.5 games as late as June 10. They got as far as 7 games under .500. They then went on a tear, won 19 of 20 (always helps), had another streak of 12-1 a couple of weeks later, and cut into the Tigers lead and caught them for the division crown the last weekend of the season.


    Feel free to make the usual comments re how it would be nice to have Santana, Nathan, and that bullpen.
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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    It would be nice to have Santana, Nathan, and that bullpen.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    noproblem the reds will go on a tear with ross, castro, livingston stanton, sarrloss, weathers and coffey. The rest of the league is atremble with trepidation

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    Twins' 2006 record with Castro: 30-34
    Twins' 2006 record without Castro: 66-32

    Coincidence? Hmmm....


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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    Twins' 2006 record with Castro: 30-34
    Twins' 2006 record without Castro: 66-32

    Coincidence? Hmmm....

    Good point.

    And, hey, whose to say it isn't possible? I don't think the Brewers will stay this hot, and I don't think the Reds can possibly be THIS BAD.
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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    Quote Originally Posted by redsupport View Post
    noproblem the reds will go on a tear with ross, castro, livingston stanton, sarrloss, weathers and coffey. The rest of the league is atremble with trepidation
    You left out Santos.

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Last year on this date the Minnesota Twins were floundering. By May 18th they were 10.5 back, their deficit grew to 12.5 games by 5/25. It stayed as bad as 11.5 games as late as June 10. They got as far as 7 games under .500. They then went on a tear, won 19 of 20 (always helps), had another streak of 12-1 a couple of weeks later, and cut into the Tigers lead and caught them for the division crown the last weekend of the season.


    Feel free to make the usual comments re how it would be nice to have Santana, Nathan, and that bullpen.
    The 2006 Twins are most certainly not the 2007 Reds. Santana, Nathan, Liriano are just a few reasons why.

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    The Twins had that Cy Young Award Winner, and the MVP (who at age 24 at 1b had an ops of .741 the year before, but they stuck with him) to go along with a stud closer, and play great defense.

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    maybe if MLB games stopped at 7 innings.

    even then, thats still a BIG maybe.
    L.A. manager Grady Little had a bad feeling about Wednesday's game when he saw Harang and pitching coach Dick Pole walking in after Harang's warmup.

    "I saw two big men," Little said. "Either could have shut us out tonight."

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    The Twins had that Cy Young Award Winner, and the MVP (who at age 24 at 1b had an ops of .741 the year before, but they stuck with him) to go along with a stud closer, and play great defense.
    They didn't have Josh Hamilton
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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    So, all we have to do is call up Liriano.

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    I wierd thing about this season for me is that I still think that the reds have a pretty good team. They have four good starting pitchers, and a pretty good lineup. They just seem to always find a way to lose. I don't know if it is Narron or a lack of team leadership. I just can't put my finger on it. I just hope that somehow they can turn it around and have a good season.

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    So, all we have to do is call up Liriano.
    Livingston, Liriano, what's the difference?

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    The 2006 Twins are most certainly not the 2007 Reds. Santana, Nathan, Liriano are just a few reasons why.
    True...but hey...at least we are still in it untill mathematically eliminated.

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    Re: For those wanting a reason not to write off this season

    We're not the Twins.

    Want to know somebody who could go on a tear and carry the Reds for a week? He's in AAA. Go look at what he did for about a 2 week stretch in August last year, or a 3 week stretch in April last year.

    I don't think the bullpen is going to get magically better either.

    It's still early, and we can get better. However WK and JN have shown me nothing to believe they will make the right changes to get better this year.
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