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Reds threaten most of the summer but fade in the end.
I'll go first.
I'm being conservative here, which is unlike me, but I think they are on the right track but will fade come September. But a lot better than the last 14 years.
I'll predict 84 wins. I really think they have the pitching to have a winning season. But it may be just a little young for enough wins to qualify for the playoffs.
Reds Fan Since 1971
What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
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They'll improve just enough for them to justify hanging onto the Dusty. Still holding out hope he is somehow axed or his contract is not renewed because I'm very optimistic about the Reds overall with the talent both on the roster and the talent just down the pike. Need some new ideas in the clubhouse.
I would love to say the Reds will finish the 2010 season at 95-67 but the offense still scares me or rather the lack of it overall does and particulary/primarily the starting 8 when runners are in scoring position with less than 2 out. Fourteenth or Fifteenth in BA last year in the NL and what was done to correct that? Hopefully better season's all around by everyone will get this team over .500 and to the record I predict of 86-76 and certainly in the hunt for a wildcard but falls just short.
Major keys needed to a winning season are:
Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips, Aaron Harang and Johnny Cueto.
3rd place; 1 game behind 2nd place Cubs and 8 games back of 1st place Cardinals.