I see no way that this team is nothing but bad. I guess its a good thing that my interest in the Reds is by far the lowest it has ever been so I will not waste as much time on a losing team as I have in the past.
I'm feelin' lucky...
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.
Here we have the two extremes. 4256 says 60 wins and Big Klu says 94. I'm confident in saying BK will not see this team come even close to 90 wins, but I'm also confident they'll win more than 60.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
-Gonna be a fun season
-Who needs Bruce when you've got Votto
-Bruce ain't chopped liver though
-Dusty isn't a manager who's gonna win a bunch of games for you
-He ain't gonna lose a bunch either
-Johnny > EV
-The saber-crowd will hate Willy
-The fans will enjoy Willy
-George Grande will love Willy
-EE is going to be the disappointment this year
-Glad to see you back Mr. Harang
-RZ will heatedly debate Owings role...everyday player???
-I'm pumped up
A few decent offseason moves to bolster LF/SS (and leave CF alone), and a competent manager, and we'd have had a solid chance at 87+ territory, in my opinion.
The board seems a bit pessimistic this season. The contrarian view says...
"...You just have a wider lens than one game."
--Former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky, on why he didn't fly Josh Hamilton to Colorado for one game.
"...its money well-spent. Don't screw around with your freedom."
--Roy Tucker, on why you need to lawyer up when you find yourself swimming with sharks.
Updated with 2009 results:
Code:Old Red Guard YR RZ Act Ptgh Delta -- -- ---- ---- ----- 09 79.0, 78, 76 (+ 1.0) 08 81.6, 74, 72 (+ 7.6) 07 81.4, 72, 75 (+ 9.2) 06 76.7, 80, 76 (- 3.3) 05 84.7, 73, 75 (+ 11.7) 04 76.8, 76, 67 (+ 0.8) 03 87.9, 69, 63 (+ 18.9) 02 79.7, 75, 75 (+ 4.7) Sundeck YR RZ Act Ptgh Delta -- -- ---- ---- ----- 09 82.7, 78, 76 (+4.7) 08 85.1, 74, 72 (+11.1)
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