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Thread: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

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    Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    Right now, the Reds are on pace to lose 100 games.

    We might be able to avoid 100 losses if Jr and Dunn aren't traded, and Arroyo somehow finds himself. Actually, I think Coffey has upside as well, even though management has lost confidence in him. Last year, Coffey rebounded in the second half and helped improve the pen.

    Other than that, I don't see much upside at all. I don't think Freel's return is going to make much of an impact.

    I'm not saying Wayne's mission should be to avoid 100 losses, just trying to picture a scenerio where they could improve.

    Well, I totally screwed up and made this a hidden poll.. So I will say we will hit 100 losses.
    I expect Jr to be traded and Dunn to stay.. Jr's loss will be big.
    Last edited by REDREAD; 06-25-2007 at 10:35 PM.
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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    I say trade Griffey/Dunn only if we get a "GREAT" package in return, however trade Hatteberg, Conine, Weathers, Lohse, whatever else you can for prospects and in the offseason pick up key pieces to WIN, not compete, but to WIN, we will more than likely have a top 3 pick in the draft and we'll go from there...
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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    I don't see how they can avoid it.

    If they stand pat they'll lose 100 because WK has built such a god awful team that he lets Narron make even worse on a nightly basis.

    If WK tries to make moves and follows his pattern thus far he'll make a miseribly bad team even worse. Oh yeah and Narron will still be the manager.

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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    90 losses but not quite 100.

    Unless we deal Griffey, Dunn and the vets. But I don't see it happening, in fact I think we keep them both now.

    However Hatteberg, Weathers and the like should be in for a nice 2nd half of the season on a winner somewhere.
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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    I think that they stand a pretty good shot to avoid the 100 loss mark, but it could very easily go south if trades are made.

    They're currently 29-47 with 86 games remaining.

    A record of 34-52 from here on out would leave them with 99 losses. I think they can pull that off.

    Edit: I just did a calculation of how many games we'd win over the next 86 at the current win rate and it came out to 33, which would put them at exactly 100.
    Last edited by HumnHilghtFreel; 06-25-2007 at 11:30 PM.

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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    I think that they stand a pretty good shot to avoid the 100 loss mark, but it could very easily go south if trades are made.

    They're currently 29-47 with 86 games remaining.

    A record of 34-52 from here on out would leave them with 99 losses. I think they can pull that off.
    Good point, but if they trade Griffey or Dunn (which I expect), that will get us to 100 losses in a hurry. And if Hopper replaces whichever is traded (and I don't expect both to go), watch us tumble and free-fall.

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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    I don't expect 100 losses. However, this has been the most...hope-free?...season in some time. If the team loses 100 games, that would be, practically speaking, insignificant, except for whatever role it plays in getting a higher draft pick or waking up the powers that be.

    I've always been highly critical of the lose-more-games-so-we-can-get-a-higher-pick crowd, but this season, there is no hope for anything significant. There will be no overall progress. The signs of better things come with Homer Bailey's appearances, the beginnings of promise for Josh Hamilton, the possibility of Joey Votto's debut, and one or two other things. It's starting to look like Dunn's not here long-term (hey, why would you want to keep a 27-year-old left-handed 40+ HR guy in a home-run park with a short right field fence?). Junior's resurgence is fun, but will only make a long-term difference for the team if Krivsky does the painful thing.

    So, I don't expect 100 wins. Things will even out a bit, even if the team gets gutted. But in the long run, if it happens, it won't change the way I feel about this season.
    Last edited by tixe; 06-26-2007 at 12:05 AM.

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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    I don't expect 100 losses. However, this has been the most...hope-free?...season in some time. If the team loses 100 games, that would be, practically speaking, insignificant, except for whatever role it plays in getting a higher draft pick or waking up the powers that be.

    I've always been highly critical of the lose-more-games-so-we-can-get-a-higher-pick crowd, but this season, there is no hope for anything significant. There will be no overall progress. The signs of better things come with Homer Bailey's appearances, the beginnings of promise for Josh Hamilton, the possibility of Joey Votto's debut, and one or two other things. It's starting to look like Dunn's not here long-term (hey, why would you want to keep a 27-year-old left-handed 40+ HR guy in a home-run park with a short right field fence?). Junior's resurgence is fun, but will only make a long-term difference for the team if Krivsky does the painful thing.

    So, I don't expect 100 wins. Things will even out a bit, even if the team gets gutted. But in the long run, if it happens, it won't change the way I feel about this season.
    I don't remember what I predicted the Reds would finish, but I think it was 79-83. In order for the Reds to do this, they'd have to end up 50-36, which is daggone near impossible. I remember MWM said 69 wins and that may be the winner.

    Anyway, I don't see any way for this team to rebound to winning form. I saw it early on when Narron insisted on batting Phillips 2nd--a low OBP guy in the 2 hole? A free swinger at that. Freel was no leadoff man and never will be. He continued tok bat Dunn low in the order and Griffey all over the place. So your outfield consisted of two leftys who hit HRs and a CF who not only wasn't a CF, but fragile and was a banjo hitter. The infield was worse. As much as I admire the Scott Hattebergs of the world, they're never going to do much for a team. Slow of foot and streaky. Great bench material. Same for Gonzalez. Good field, streaky, low OBP hitter. The fact that Narron had him hitting cleanup for awhile was laughable. Playing with Encarnacion didn't help either, since he was the best RH batter in the lineup when he played. Catcher was and is a mess with three who would be backups anywhere else. The starters consisted of two pretty good pitchers and three unknowns. The two pretty good pitchers turned into one thanks to overwork. The other three are up and down. And the bullpen, for all the money and time invested in it is horrible. That's your 2007 Reds.

    What to do? Fire sale. Get rid of the backups and let them be backups for someone else, Bring up the kids (Votto, Bruce, etc) and the young promising pitchers and do anything you have to do to get rid of Stanton, Majewski, and a couple others. Get what you can out of David Weathers. Keep Dunn and Griffey for fannies in the seats and see what happens. Get a manager who doesn't resemble Gene Mauch and who might have a clue about winning.

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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    They will avoid it...just barely, we play in a bad division
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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    They will avoid it...just barely, we play in a bad division
    Good point. BTW, anybody know how many inter-divisional games we have left to play this year? We haven't played the Brews, Cubs and Cards a whole bunch this year IIRC.
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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Good point. BTW, anybody know how many inter-divisional games we have left to play this year? We haven't played the Brews, Cubs and Cards a whole bunch this year IIRC.
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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    If losing 100 games means they get ride of Hatty, Conine, Weathers, Santos, and maybe Dunn and go with younger versions then I am fine with that. I would much rather lose with the likes of McBeth, Burton, Count, and Salmon pitching in relief (I am not sold on Coffey and probably never will be). I want to see and infield of Votto, Phillips, Gonzo and Encarnacion play every day the rest of the year. I want to see Narron fired and bring in a young fiery manager who has something to prove. If 100 loses lead to a better team next year and the year after than I am all for it. What I do not want to happen is the reds to finish off the year about 10 games over .500, save Narron's job and put the thought in management's mind that this team can compete next season.

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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    I say less, because once Eddie Guadardo and Bill Bray are back, things are going to turn around for this team.

    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    Well after tonights loss there are 85 games left.

    The Reds only have to go 34-51 (.400) to avoid 100 losses.

    How sad is it that we question if they can even play .400 ball for half a year?

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    Re: Will the Reds avoid 100 losses? If so, how?

    Bring it on baby, bring it on!

    Maybe I am dillusional but I want it. Give me 100 losses and the offseason to chew on it. I want Castellini good and angry. I want the first pick in the draft, and I want changes.

    Anything that is not the status quo.
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