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    I was wrong about....

    I know we've done this before, but with the current state of the team, I'm curious: What have you been wrong about with regards to the Reds?

    Me, I'm never wrong, but I know the rest of you have been (except maybe Krono)


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    I was wrong about....
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Tavares first and foremost. I tried to talk myself into his speed.

    I was wrong about Rosales who I thought would be a competent back up but is really Janish like with the stick.

    On the plus side I was wrong about Arthur Rhodes and Danny Ray Herrera as I've been pleasantly surprised about both.

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    Re: I was wrong about....

    I was wrong about Edwin. I thought he would have a productive season after hitting 26 HRs last year.

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    Re: I was wrong about....

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Me, I'm never wrong
    Sorry, I'd like to help, but I'm never wrong either.
    "Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons

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    Re: I was wrong about....

    I said a couple years ago that Joey Votto wasn't any good.
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    I was wrong about...

    I thought Jay Bruce would hit at least .260 this year.
    I thought Paul Janish could hit .250 if he played regularly. This has yet to be fully disproved, but I am beginning to doubt that it can happen without a better hitting surrounding cast.
    I thought the starting rotation would rank among the top in the NL.
    I thought the Reds would run opponents out of the park. They rank 7th in NL.

    If you do one of these on the minor league side, I will fare even worse.

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    I was wrong about Votto. I thought he'd be overshadowed by Bruce.

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    I was wrong about Edwin. He's not very good at baseball.

    (I did want the Reds to trade for Edwin Jackson before he got good though, so that offsets my Edwins?)

    Oh, I thought Marcus McBeth would be good too.

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    Re: I was wrong about....

    I was wrong in that I did not predict that Taveras would be the worst player in the major leagues this year.

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    Re: I was wrong about....

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    I was wrong in that I did not predict that Taveras would be the worst player in the major leagues this year.
    I did!
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    I'll go. If we are limiting it to this year I was wrong about the following:

    1. Arthur Rhodes - I didn't think he'd be good in full inning stints and thought he was only a loogy. He's been great.

    2. Alex Gonzalez - I figured he'd never play again and the SS spot would suck. Well he did play and the SS spot sucked.

    3. Jared Burton - I thought he was ready for the 8th inning.

    4. Danny Rae Herrera - I figured he'd be awful by Memorial day.

    5. Jay Bruce - I didn't think he'd be an MVP candidate but did think he'd be a plus. He's alarmingly bad at the plate.

    6. Ramon Hernadez - I thought his defense would be awful, but he was OK back there and great at 1B.

    and finally,

    7. Walt Jocketty - Until the Willy T signing, I thought he might have a clue. Seems he doesn't.
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    Re: I was wrong about....

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I'll go. If we are limiting it to this year I was wrong about the following:

    1. Arthur Rhodes - I didn't think he'd be good in full inning stints and thought he was only a loogy. He's been great.

    2. Alex Gonzalez - I figured he'd never play again and the SS spot would suck. Well he did play and the SS spot sucked.

    3. Jared Burton - I thought he was ready for the 8th inning.

    4. Danny Rae Herrera - I figured he'd be awful by Memorial day.

    5. Jay Bruce - I didn't think he'd be an MVP candidate but did think he'd be a plus. He's alarmingly bad at the plate.

    6. Ramon Hernadez - I thought his defense would be awful, but he was OK back there and great at 1B.

    and finally,

    7. Walt Jocketty - Until the Willy T signing, I thought he might have a clue. Seems he doesn't.
    My list mirrors yours, mth. Especially No. 5. Just more proof that minor league stats are not exactly what they seem. Jay may finally develop into a good, not spectacular outfielder at the plate, but I seriously doubt it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    My list mirrors yours, mth. Especially No. 5. Just more proof that minor league stats are not exactly what they seem. Jay may finally develop into a good, not spectacular outfielder at the plate, but I seriously doubt it now.
    He's 22 years old. 22. I'm stunned at how many people are giving up on him at age 22. Wow.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: I was wrong about....

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    He's 22 years old. 22. I'm stunned at how many people are giving up on him at age 22. Wow.
    Agreed. I'm as hopeless about the future of this franchise as anyone, but I don't doubt the fact that Jay Bruce can still turn into a great player.

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    Re: I was wrong about....

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    He's 22 years old. 22. I'm stunned at how many people are giving up on him at age 22. Wow.
    Not giving up on him at all. Just saying that many things might have led to his struggles--he came up too soon is one of them and another is lack of instruction (my pet peeve). He's a smart young man, but learning on your own is tough. Then again, I may be totally wrong on this. Maybe he is getting the instruction and isn't responding. Like you, I hope it's youth, but we all thought Edwin was going to be really something and were disappointed.
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