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    I thought Sir Charles' 102 game prediction was ridiculous. The Reds are on pace to win 98 games. It might not have been as ridiculous as I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    I thought Sir Charles' 102 game prediction was ridiculous. The Reds are on pace to win 98 games. It might not have been as ridiculous as I thought.
    Shame on you. I nailed it spot on last year...and you doubt me? Just admit it...I'm flawless.

    Well, except for every other post. *grin*

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    Looking back on some posts from earlier in the year, I was wrong about Jeff Francis. I knew he couldn't strike anybody out and all that but I thought he would be servicable (ie: 4.80 or so ERA) in the back of our or somebody else's rotation. Well he's been pretty horrific back in Colorado, but then again so have most of their pitchers.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Rolen. I was hoping he would go home for good at the All Star break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    It's interesting that it always seems in the last 5-7 years the Reds sign one "washed up" veteran right before ST much to the chagrin of RZ. That player usually exceeds EVERYONE'S expectations.

    Past examples include:

    Ryan Ludwick
    Miguel Cairo
    Jonny Gomes
    Rich Aurillia
    Joe Randa
    Jeff Conine

    who else, I know there have been others...?
    Go back some years were we got Billy Hatcher, Benito Santiago and Fernandez during spring training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Go back some years were we got Billy Hatcher, Benito Santiago and Fernandez during spring training.
    That's great way to get players. They're motivated, experienced and know what's expected of them. The key is to not fall in love with them and give them $$ with a multiyear deal. When the year's over you thank them very much and wish them well in cashing that effort into a big payday with someone else. I'm fine with picking up Ludwick's option but if he declines you say "bye" and move on

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    Frazier. I had him pegged as a .750 OPS guy with no defense.
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    I once thought I was wrong. I was wrong about that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Frazier. I had him pegged as a .750 OPS guy with no defense.
    Same, but I didn't think he would hit even that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Go back some years were we got Billy Hatcher, Benito Santiago and Fernandez during spring training.
    Billy Hatcher was acquired only a few days before Opening Day in 1990, and was immediately installed as the starting LF. Before they traded for him, the Reds were going to go with a platoon of Hal Morris and Rolando Roomes in LF.

    I'm not sure, but I think the Pirates traded Hatcher partly because he wasn't going to make the team coming out of Spring Training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I once thought I was wrong. I was wrong about that though.
    You should have said, "Raisor once thought he was wrong. But Raisor was wrong about that though." (third person)
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    I'm not alone in admitting I was wrong about Frazier. I thought he'd be a utility guy.

    His minor league numbers did not predict how well he is doing.

    I love how hard he hits the ball nearly everytime. Even a grounder is a bullet.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

    "Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread

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    Wrong is not the word I would use about me being wrong about Frazier. I'd use something much stronger than that.

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    Frazier, and Chapman being able to handle the multiple outings per week as a closer.
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    I made fun of Jeff Passan (whom I love) for picking the Nationals to the World Series before the season.
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski


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