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    When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    I've only been following the Reds seriously since about 1998 or so...

    this is easily the most pessimistic that I have felt, overall, heading into a season (as far as the Reds chances of going to the playoffs/winning the World Series ... as well as how I feel about the organization as a whole).

    What about you?
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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    I felt a lot worse last year than I do this year. I don't think we are more than a 5% chance at the playoffs, but this season will be better than last year and we are heading into the right direction in my mind (well more so than we have in prior seasons).

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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    I've felt about the same about this team since 2005, only the names appear to change.
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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008...........................
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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    1982
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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    It hasn't been that long.

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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    The early 80's were pretty tough times...

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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    I feel way-way-way more pessimistic about the setup of MLB than any one team. Sure you get an occasional fluke like Tampa Bay or Florida once in a while that gives the powers-to-be a nice cover, but the setup is what it is. A very unlevel playing field.
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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    I feel way-way-way more pessimistic about the setup of MLB than any one team. Sure you get an occasional fluke like Tampa Bay or Florida once in a while that gives the powers-to-be a nice cover, but the setup is what it is. A very unlevel playing field.

    I agree with that.
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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    I feel way-way-way more pessimistic about the setup of MLB than any one team. Sure you get an occasional fluke like Tampa Bay or Florida once in a while that gives the powers-to-be a nice cover, but the setup is what it is. A very unlevel playing field.
    In the last four years, 20 different clubs have made the playoffs.

    I'd call that pretty competitive.
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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    My pessimism is rapidly becoming apathy.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    October 15th, 2007




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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    I hate to bust the pity party with my cheerfulness, but I'm more optimistic than I have been for awhile. The NL Central is getting weaker, the Reds have the strongest starting pitching staff in years, and the defense should be better. Maybe they won't win the division, make the wild card or even win 81 games, but I think they will be an exciting team and I'll enjoy watching Bruce and Votto and Cueto and Volquez as much as I really liked watching the '84-86 youngsters (O'Neill, Larkin, Browning, Sabo, Oliver) develop into world champs.

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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    1983 Coming off a 101 loss season and they really weren't improved at all going into that season.
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    Re: When's the last time you felt this pessimistic about the Reds?

    I've been a Reds fan since birth and while I feel optimistic about some players like Bruce, Cueto, Votto, Harang, Volquez, and Phillips, I just think the team is going to be terrible. I'm expecting 70 wins or less in 2009. I'm not sure I've felt this bad about a club since I was born.
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