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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    86 wins and heading in right direction.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    I'll say 88 Wins.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    82 wins. the kids are gonna have some bumps along the way.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    84

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    80-82...Lack of starting pitching depth is what will cost us down the stretch.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    78 wins, hope springs eternal

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    On Paper, with break-out seasons from all the kiddies, and a healthy KGJ, and a bullpen resurgance, we COULD approach 90 wins.

    However, Dusty is running the show, and methinks he runs too long with vets when they don't return from slumps, etc, and he won't put Votto in the 2-hole after AGon comes back from injury, putting our Opening Day lineup - which actually looks pretty decent given that we have Keppinger penciled in as the #2 hitter - in serious downgrade mode. I'd put our 3-6 hitters up against anyone in the NL Central, and arguably the entire NL. It's the 1-2 and 7-8 that will make the difference offensively.

    We also are relying on 2 young guys for 40% of our rotation, and some combination of Fogg/Belisle/Bailey for the 5th spot. Our bullpen back-end should be MUCH better, but with Fogg and the rookies, I think our 6th/7th innings becomes our biggest challenge. That's where Affeldt/Coffey/Burton come in, and that's the shaky/biggest question mark part of our pen IMO. Stanton hopefully is only a loogy/long relief when losing guy, and Weathers and Cordero own the 8th/9th.

    Optimistic: 90

    Duty-mestic: 78

    IFF you could assure me that we'd put Votto at #2 and AGon at #7 for the majority of the year and that the combo of Patterson/Hopper/Freel can put up a collective .333+ OBP in the #1 spot, I'd lean more toward the 90, because I think our bullpen CAN improve - it can't get any worse!

    For now, I'll stick closer to the lower-end, but will split the difference almost down the middle at 83.

    Anything over that mark, I will give full Credit to Dusty Baker for NOT messing things up, and actually Contributing to the player development - exclusively from a leadership/motivation perspective, because we know he (historically) cannot do it from a game management/stat perspective.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    78 Wins. They are on the right track but they are a year away from having it all come together.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    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.

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    Going to roll with 83 wins

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    93 wins. The poor relief staff kept the Reds out of the playoffs the last two seasons. That won't happen this year.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    89 wins. I'm also calling this will be good enough to get us in the playoffs too. This of course hinges on health though.

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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisvilleCARDS View Post
    89 wins. I'm also calling this will be good enough to get us in the playoffs too. This of course hinges on health though.
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    Re: 2008 Sun Deck Prediction Thread

    88 wins. Kids step up in the rotation and in the pen. Offense struggles though. Enough to keep the wins coming though. Astros, Pirates & Cardinals plummet to the bottom of the league.
    2014 predictions:
    99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
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