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    SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    Originally posted in the Sundeck.

    Here's the link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/bas...x.html?eref=T1

    CENTRAL
    1 Chicago Cubs 91 71 --
    2 Cincinnati Reds 87 75 4.0
    3 Milwaukee Brewers 85 77 6.0
    4 Houston Astros 74 88 17.0
    5 St. Louis Cardinals 73 89 18.0
    6 Pittsburgh Pirates 70 92 21.0

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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    I think 87 wins puts you closer than four games back.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    So do I...if a few things fall their way, it could be enough to win the Central
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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    With that starting staff there is no way cubbies win 91 games.
    Let's play two!!!

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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    What's more interesting is that SI is projecting the Reds will lose the wild card by 1 game to the Dbacks.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    Has SI seen our options for our 25 man roster?

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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    LOL @ the Scrubs winning 91 games.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    I think it is nice that they have both the two leagues splitting the interleague games evenly. (Both leagues average 81-81 so both must win equally against each other)

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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    Interesting that the various projection systems have the Reds anywhere from 73 wins (lowest) to only 80 wins (highest).

    My own take was 83 wins, as posted in GL's predictions thread.

    I'm not sure how SI comes up with their projections, but I obviously hope their best guess is the one that happens, even if it's not as realistic as some others.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    Too much unknown quantities in the rotation. Essentially 2 rookies, and could be three If Bailey leapfrogs Belisle and Fogg pitches like... well Josh Fogg.

    The offense is also something of an unknown. EE needs to have a complete year. Votto is starting to heat up (thank God) Patterson is a crapshoot, how will Kepp at SS fare? Is his bat for real? And of course health is an issue.

    The Reds are certainly an interesting group this year.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    I'd rather they win 78 games and (somehow) make it to the post season, rather than win 87 games and sit at home. Of course, 87 wins would be an improvement.
    From the looks of it, SI has been pulled into the seductive siren song of Baker than most Reds fans.

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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    Crazy thing is I could see them being much worse or much better!!!!!!

    This season is such an unknown one.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    just some Dusty lovin'
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    It would be so painful for the Reds to win 87 games and not make the playoffs. Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather have that then another sub .500 season, but it would tear my heart out.
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    Re: SI predicts Reds win 87 games

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    I'd rather they win 78 games and (somehow) make it to the post season, rather than win 87 games and sit at home. Of course, 87 wins would be an improvement.
    From the looks of it, SI has been pulled into the seductive siren song of Baker than most Reds fans.
    Seeing as the first is impossible (the day it happens is the day baseball needs to re-evaluate itself moreso than it needs to now)...I'll take my chances with the second


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