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    I never realized how much the optomist I really was - I called 74 wins
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I'll defer to your cave-in vision (proven out in previous seasons), though 25-36 from here on out strikes me as plausible.
    I just can't see where they're going to find the pitching. Homer Bailey is currently the Reds' hottest pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I just can't see where they're going to find the pitching. Homer Bailey is currently the Reds' hottest pitcher.
    Sir, you are forgetting the amazing Justin Lehr.

    He's going to headbutt the Rox right in the mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I just can't see where they're going to find the pitching. Homer Bailey is currently the Reds' hottest pitcher.
    Arroyo is always capable of ripping off a solid run of 4 or 5 starts. That'd help. I suspect Cueto will right himself eventually as well. The pitching isn't nearly as bad as it has been.

    Plus, once you get into September, they'll be playing more teams that look like them (glorified AAA squads).

    I suppose the smart thing to do would be to prophesize doom and gloom -- but really, life's depressing enough already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Arroyo is always capable of ripping off a solid run of 4 or 5 starts. That'd help. I suspect Cueto will right himself eventually as well. The pitching isn't nearly as bad as it has been.

    Plus, once you get into September, they'll be playing more teams that look like them (glorified AAA squads).
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    Re: 2009 - Gonelong's 8th annual Season Ws prediction thread ..

    They are now playing the way I expected but they played over their head the 1st two months so I think they will go past my 60 prediction but not by more then 5.

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    My prediction of 77 wins seems idiotic right now, though I will submit that I also didn't foresee as many injuries as the Reds have had. You always must take into account some injuries, but they've had a few more than expected.

    Nevertheless, gonelong mentioned that the formula in recent years for actual wins has been "ORG Average - 7 = Actual Wins." With the ORG average at 79 wins, that'd pin the Reds right at 72 wins, and that seems very realistic and on target at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    My prediction of 77 wins seems idiotic right now, though I will submit that I also didn't foresee as many injuries as the Reds have had. You always must take into account some injuries, but they've had a few more than expected.

    Nevertheless, gonelong mentioned that the formula in recent years for actual wins has been "ORG Average - 7 = Actual Wins." With the ORG average at 79 wins, that'd pin the Reds right at 72 wins, and that seems very realistic and on target at this point.
    That's a roundabout way of saying that WMR was correct, in other words? :
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    That's a roundabout way of saying that WMR was correct, in other words? :
    Hmmm ... now I see you guessed 72 wins ...

    So yep, I could have saved myself a whole lot of typing by just saying "WMR is a prophet - he knows all!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Hmmm ... now I see you guessed 72 wins ...

    So yep, I could have saved myself a whole lot of typing by just saying "WMR is a prophet - he knows all!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    "My first act as GM is to fire myself and name Cyclone my successor."


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    Going to be hard to make 70-92.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post


    I did once have an impressive OOTP online league resume.
    That's b/c you knew how to trade for talent, and you drafted well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    Good man. Winner gets to pick the loser's avatar that the loser has to display for a while (during '09-'10 offseason?). I'm thinking something Cubs related...
    Well, up until about a week ago I was feeling pretty confident about our bet. Now I'm starting to hope MWM goes easy on me.


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