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    3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Here are mine:

    1) 2011 Saves: (Masset + Chapman) > Cordero

    2) Alonso is still in the organization on August 1st...Mesoraco is not.

    3) We see Strasburg on the field in 2011 before Chase Utley.

    * Bonus - A "Heisey vs Gomes" thread is started before May 1.

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    1) One of Heisey/Sappelt has the LF and leadoff job locked down by August.

    2) Mesoraco starts off big, makes it to MLB, Hernandez is traded/released.

    3) Brandon Phillips comes up big in a contract year.

    On another note with the catchers, what about, if for the next couple years, we keep Hernandez around in Corky's role and dump Corky. I love the stache, but it seems like Hernandez could fill his role with a good bit more offensive production.

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    On another note with the catchers, what about, if for the next couple years, we keep Hernandez around in Corky's role and dump Corky. I love the stache, but it seems like Hernandez could fill his role with a good bit more offensive production.
    Hernandez is no doubt the better of the two players, but he would likely not accept a demotion to AAA and I hope the Reds don't carry 3 catchers.

    That being said, having Hernandez as the C/1B, is about as desirable as keeping Cairo on the bench to be 3b/1b. That being said, if Mes tears up AAA for a few months, the Reds will likely deal Hernandez as he is definitely a starting catcher in the major leagues,

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    1) One of Heisey/Sappelt has the LF and leadoff job locked down by August.

    2) Mesoraco starts off big, makes it to MLB, Hernandez is traded/released.

    3) Brandon Phillips comes up big in a contract year.

    On another note with the catchers, what about, if for the next couple years, we keep Hernandez around in Corky's role and dump Corky. I love the stache, but it seems like Hernandez could fill his role with a good bit more offensive production.

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    It's not a contract year for Brandon. Reds hold an option.

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    1. Heisey becomes starting LF'er and hits 20 HR's
    2. Chapman is inconsistent as a reliever and is sent to Louisville to work on starting
    3. The replacement for an injured Rolen ends up being Frazier and not Francisco

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    1) One of Heisey/Sappelt has the LF and leadoff job locked down by August.

    2) Mesoraco starts off big, makes it to MLB, Hernandez is traded/released.

    3) Brandon Phillips comes up big in a contract year.

    On another note with the catchers, what about, if for the next couple years, we keep Hernandez around in Corky's role and dump Corky. I love the stache, but it seems like Hernandez could fill his role with a good bit more offensive production.

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    Eesh...

    1. Well, Heisey got hurt, and Sappelt has started 14 out of 42 games in LF since August 1. He's led off 6 times. I still think either one could be next year (plus Alonso, Frazier, etc.), but as far as this year... fail here for mere. <STRIKE ONE>

    2. No... Mez got no more than a Sep. call-up, and Walt hasn't didn't even listen to offers for Razor. <STRIKE TWO>

    3. .296/.348/.450/.798, 168 H, 35 2B, 2 3B, 16 HR, 79 RBI, 10 SB, GG level defense once again, and an AS nod. Not great this year, but I think if you're an all-star that probably counts for "coming up big", so I'll give myself this one.

    So... 1/3 on the year. Ick.

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    1) Cordero is not a Red by season's end

    2) Jay Bruce tops the 30 home run plateau

    3) Someone in baseball has a 40 game hitting streak
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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosts of 1990 View Post
    1) Cordero is not a Red by season's end

    2) Jay Bruce tops the 30 home run plateau

    3) Someone in baseball has a 40 game hitting streak
    I hope all three of these come true (especially if No. 3 is a Red)
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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Votto wins back to back MVPs.

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    There will be five or more perfect games during season and post season
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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    1.) Cordero bounces back and has a solid season giving us one heck of a bullpen.
    2.) Jay Bruce finishes top 10 in MVP voting.
    3.) Scott Rolen does not play 100 games
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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Reds fail to win 70 games

    Jay Bruce posts an OPS below .700

    Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey combine to make less than 6 starts
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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by BearcatShane View Post
    Reds fail to win 70 games


    But they win the other 92, right?

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Here are mine:

    1) 2011 Saves: (Masset + Chapman) > Cordero

    Not gonna happen. Coco is Dusty's closer regardless of what happens.2) Alonso is still in the organization on August 1st...Mesoraco is not.

    That depends entirely on Hernandez's health

    3) We see Strasburg on the field in 2011 before Chase Utley.

    Might be right...

    * Bonus - A "Heisey vs Gomes" thread is started before May 1.

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    Bruce leaps to 40-HR level, OPS of 1.000 and finishes second in MVP voting.

    Gomes defies most of us and turns in a season worthy of starting most of the time, OPSing about .835 and hitting 27 HR.

    Sam Lecure, not Mike Leake, is the one who solidifies the rotation in August when one Volquez implodes for the last time and is demoted to the bullpen.

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    Re: 3 Bold Predictions for 2011

    1. Juan Francisco gets 300 ABs with 15 HR and an OPS above .800 solidifying the offense and offsetting the drop from Rolen.

    2. Paul Janish fails to OPS above .600 and is replaced by Zach Cozart mid season who hits 8 HR and steals 10 bases with an OPS above .750 in the second half with no noticable drop-off defensively.

    3. With an eye toward spending his golden years with his family, Walt Jocketty announces his resignation effective at the end of 2011 and Bill Bavasi is named as his replacement.
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