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Thread: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

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    High five! nate's Avatar
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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    73 Wins.

    Jay Bruce and Joey Votto make the All Star team.
    Johnny Cueto, Micah Owings and Aaron Harang have arm surgery.
    Chris Dickerson takes over Centerfield after the All Star break.
    Brandon Phillips wins the Gold Glove, but gets traded to the Mets on July 31st.
    Dusty Baker and Walt Jocketty get fired on October 1st.
    Barry Larkin is hired as Manager.
    Heh, whoa...bold!
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

    I see the Reds at 77-85 and fourth place. And if they finish above .500, I'll eat more spinach (instead of crow) than Popeye, who they probably could use in left field.
    Awesomeness. And we match!
    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    and buckeye fans only a week and a half away from another embarrassing loss they'll be forever unable to reconcile though one would think they should be well used to the modern buckeye brand.

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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..


    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.

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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

    I'm feelin' lucky...

    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

    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."
    -Beano Cook

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    Viva la Rolen kaldaniels's Avatar
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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

    86 Wins

    -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

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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..


    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.

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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

    The board seems a bit pessimistic this season. The contrarian view says...

    88 wins.
    "...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.

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    Score Early, Score Often gonelong's Avatar
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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

    Updated with 2009 results:

    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)       
    YR RZ   Act   Ptgh Delta
    -- --   ----  ---- -----
    09 82.7,  78,  76 (+4.7)
    08 85.1,  74,  72 (+11.1)
    Last edited by gonelong; 11-03-2009 at 01:07 PM.

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