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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    83, but I hope for more.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    89 for me due to a better bullpen. Hopefully that wins the division.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    162-0. That's right you heard it here first.
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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    I'll go with 81. The addition of Francisco Cordero should make the Reds pen at least on par with the league average, which is a significant improvement over last season's squad. I expect the offense to be about the same with Edwin putting up better numbers to help offset Phillips' regression. The starters after Harang and Arroyo are certainly question marks but I can't help but feel they are an improvement over Milton and Lohse.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    I'll go with 81 wins. I really think the time improved but I think its only improved abit.
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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    I'll go with 85.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    95 wins. That's right.

    1) Baker has won 100+ games in each of his first seasons with the Giants and Cubs.
    2) The Reds roster reminds me very much of the Tigers in 2005, which also was lead for the first time by a veteran, winning manager.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    95 wins. That's right.

    1) Baker has won 100+ games in each of his first seasons with the Giants and Cubs.
    2) The Reds roster reminds me very much of the Tigers in 2005, which also was lead for the first time by a veteran, winning manager.

    By this logic, World Series here we come! (Not to poke fun at you but I actually hope you're right!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grande Donkey View Post
    60 Wins. I don't think they will only win 60 games but I'm doing my best to bring the average down to a reasonable level.
    Good call. Vegas has it at 78.5 (bodog.com). I hope its better, but my gut is saying no.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    162-0. That's right you heard it here first.
    Can I change my vote to 0-162 to even this one out?

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    I'll go with 86

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    I've got 87.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    80 wins.

    Our young starting pitching will struggle like most young starting pitching does.
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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieMilner View Post
    Good call. Vegas has it at 78.5 (bodog.com). I hope its better, but my gut is saying no.
    Seriously I would take that bet. I think even with NO improvement from the lineup, our SP is improved enough to get close to .500, and Cordero in the bullpen should relieve us from at least 1/2 a dozen blown saves.

    Milton, Shearn, etc... can be considered addition by subtraction, even if they were only replaced by "replacement players". Lohse is solid enough, but Cueto/Volquez/Fogg is LEAPS AND BOUNDS ahead of what we had in the 3-5 spot last year...

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Grande Donkey View Post
    60 Wins. I don't think they will only win 60 games but I'm doing my best to bring the average down to a reasonable level.
    120 games. Just to the make the average 90.
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