83, but I hope for more.
83, but I hope for more.
89 for me due to a better bullpen. Hopefully that wins the division.
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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.
I'll go with 81 wins. I really think the time improved but I think its only improved abit.
"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled."
-Hunter S. Thompson
I'll go with 85.
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.
I'll go with 86
I've got 87.
-LTlabnerIf 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.
Our young starting pitching will struggle like most young starting pitching does.
"The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again." -- Terence Mann in Field of Dreams
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...
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009
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