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    What's it going to take to win the Central?

    There are five 20-win teams in the NL, and four of them are in the Central. Is it going to take 95 wins to take this thing, or is it just a matter of scheduling? Seems like it's gone from the weakest division in baseball to the strongest on two years, and just when Cincinnati was starting to turn things around.

    On the bright side, the Reds are playing well against Central teams, Which is a sign that they may be a better team than we think. We can only hope.

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    yeah i think everybody knows that we have beaten the cubs. we have beaten the brewers. We have beaten the cards.

    I think most of us are just nervous to think it. We dont really know how to react to our team winning! Its been soo long. And for some of us NEVER.

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    Quote Originally Posted by bgwilly31 View Post
    yeah i think everybody knows that we have beaten the cubs. we have beaten the brewers. We have beaten the cards.

    I think most of us are just nervous to think it. We dont really know how to react to our team winning! Its been soo long. And for some of us NEVER.
    I'm in with the never, but i've gotta say i'm lovin it!

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    Its probably goin to take 95 games. There is no way all 4 teams, Brewers, Reds, Cardinals, and Cubs, all fall off.

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    more wins then the other teams.
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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    Going to take at least 95 games to win. The wild card, I think, is our best shot. If we stay competitive in the Central, we will be favorites in the wild card race come September.

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    If the Reds get Ninja Skills, and Computer Hacking Skills... They will win the Division.


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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    right now the reds are on pace for like 92-93 win, i think anyway. Personally I dont think they have overachieved much yet, some of our pitching can be more consistent and some of our hitters could take off soon. Will probably have some injuries and some other problems but if we keep up this pace I can see jocketty going after a big bat at the deadline (holliday possibly) which could bump us up to 95 wins.

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    You gotta like the Reds chances in the long haul. We clearly have the best pitching staff among anyone in the Division and our offense is certainly good enough to get us at least 80 wins.

    The Cubs bullpen is inconsistent while their starting pitching is "blah."

    St. Louis is the one team we should be worried about just by saying the name "Pujols."

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    I think the Brewers are peaking right now.
    The Cubs are overrated.
    St. Louis doesn't have as good of pitching as we do.

    Last time I checked, Bruce has 10 HR's and Dunn has 11 HR's. Why do people miss Dunn?
    Last time I checked, Votto was leading the NL in batting average.
    Last time I checked, the Reds were top 3 in team e.r.a. in the NL and top 6 in batting averaged in the NL. And the Reds have already faced some of the toughest pitching in the NL and survived nicely.

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    [QUOTE=Last time I checked, Bruce has 10 HR's and Dunn has 11 HR's. Why do people miss Dunn?
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    Bruce replaced Griff...we miss Dunn because we don't have a LF or a true #4 hitter...you surely were kidding? Maybe we don't miss Dunn because of how great Nix, Dickerson and McDonald have been... Comical.

    As far as how many wins it will take to win the central...it probably depends on whether the Cubs stay injured or continue to underachieve as they clearly have the best team (whether you like them or not, and I don't). I will say that the division will become a grind and if the chubs don't run away with it late and somebody else wins: 90-92 wins. I think any of the top 4 teams could potentially win the division. I still give the chubs even odds to win (50%) the division and the other 3 teams an equal chance (out of the 50%) as they all have some major deficiency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumstead View Post
    Bruce replaced Griff...we miss Dunn because we don't have a LF or a true #4 hitter...you surely were kidding? Maybe we don't miss Dunn because of how great Nix, Dickerson and McDonald have been... Comical.

    As far as how many wins it will take to win the central...it probably depends on whether the Cubs stay injured or continue to underachieve as they clearly have the best team (whether you like them or not, and I don't). I will say that the division will become a grind and if the chubs don't run away with it late and somebody else wins: 90-92 wins. I think any of the top 4 teams could potentially win the division. I still give the chubs even odds to win (50%) the division and the other 3 teams an equal chance (out of the 50%) as they all have some major deficiency.

    Bum
    I don't miss Dunn and his crummy fielding and lacksadaisical attitude.

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumstead View Post
    Bruce replaced Griff...
    I think Darnell McDonald replaced Griff.

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    DTCromer and Dude Rock: both funny posts in different ways!

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    Re: What's it going to take to win the Central?

    Smoke and mirrors will only work for so long. We saw it in 2002, 2003, 2004. We need to add some bats to compete.
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