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    Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    I know, I know . . . I've watched the Reds all year. At times, they've been downright terrible. But you know what? The rest of the division hasn't exactly been on fire all year either. What I want to know is this: Do the Reds have any chance of winning the NL Central this year? It might not be as unreasonable as you think . . .

    Let's say the Brewers go 21-26 for the rest of the year. The way they've been playing lately, that wouldn't be too shocking of a surprise. That would put the Cubs in prime position to take over first place, right?. Well, the Cubs, who are without Alfonso Soriano for a while, could potentially falter a bit and go 23-27 for the rest of the year. If those happened, what would the Reds have to do to be in first place? Surprisingly, they'd have to win less than two-thirds of the rest of their games. So what do you think? Is there any chance at all we could we see something like this?

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    Team	Today	Remndr	Total
    Mil	60-55	21-26	81-81
    Chi	58-54	23-27	81-81
    Cin	48-64	33-17	81-81
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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    No.

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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    We just need Bill Bray.
    "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: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    Good Lord no.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    I have a better chance of winning Petra Nemcova than the Reds winning the central.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

    All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.

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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    33 out of 50 would be a tall order. Chicago and Milwaukee are definetly capable of the remaining records you provided.

    Never give up hope.
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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    For the record, 40% of the last 45 Reds games come against the Brewers or the Cubs. That's a huge chance to make up some ground.

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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    No. But St. Louis does. Once again, this division is pathetic, and the Brewers are fading fast.

    I still think the Reds will finish last in the division.

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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    For the record, 40% of the last 45 Reds games come against the Brewers or the Cubs. That's a huge chance to make up some ground.
    Good point.
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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    Umm.. No..
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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    With me, and from observing this team this year, it doesn't matter if they have a chance or not. This isn't 2006. Learn from 2006. Evaluate, pinpoint weakneses, problems, and build from there.

    You have youngster that should be ready over the next year (or two), like Votto, Bailey, and Bruce. You're losing Milton's contract this year. Jr's after next year. You just got rid of Lohse's 4 mil. You lose Conine's 2 mil after this year. Consider that money in future deliberations.

    Renegotiate Dunn's contract. 3 yr 45 mil - 4 yr 60 mil? Start there.

    Then..... pitching, pitching, pitching.

    I have no idea what is going to be available, pitching-wise, in the off-season; but they have to improve vastly in this area.

    And continue to try and acquire young talent for this farm system.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    I have a better chance of winning Petra Nemcova than the Reds winning the central.
    I'd prefer Petra.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I'd prefer Petra.
    Call me crazy, but I'd much rather the Reds win the Central than "know" this swimsuit model.

    Call me a true fan.

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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    10 games back.
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    Re: Do the Reds Have Any Chance Whatsoever This Year?

    Have there been any indications that this team is capable of sustained winning? If not, then there's your answer.
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