Might as well keep the tradition going...
Every year I select an arbitrary stretch of games that I believe could get the Reds "back into" the playoff race. Each year, the Reds have fallen miserably short of my (fairly modest) goals. For some reason, I actually have a tad more faith this year-- probably because we can trot out at least 3 competent starters. Anyway, for those that don't remember, here's a link to two of the past "Tracker" threads...
OK, this is the deal for 2008:
We are 14-21 and in serious danger of eliminating ourselves from any type of contention this year. Another bad week or two and we'll be OFFICIALLY toasted.
From today until JUne 16th (the day after the Red Sox series) we play 37 games in 38 days. The schedule is a nice mix of home and road, lesser-lights, top dogs, and middling opponents.
I figure if we can find ourselves at .500 on June 16th, we would have a reasonable expectation of making a decent run throughout the summer.
In order to hit this magical 36-36 record, we need to go 22-15 over the next 37 games.
It's been a colossal failure everytime I've tried it, but I say 2008 will be different! 22-15 here we come!!