Put me down for 90 wins..
"I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."
-Hunter S. Thompson
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
87 wins, fall just short of playoffs. Missing Bailey and Cueto so early in the season comes back to bite them.
With Bailey going out with another mystery ailment, I'd like to revise my prediction downward to 78 wins.
Volquez can't find the strike zone, Leake has been outright ineffective this spring, Cueto has a mystery arm ailment, Bailey has a mystery arm ailment...
Guys like LeCure and Maloney are nice spot-start insurance, but if this team has to rely on either of them for extended runs like I think they might, there's no way this team is posting a record north of .500.
23 Years and Counting...
Most Vottomatic Player
Runs allowed stay about the same maybe slightly worse. Runs Scored drop by 50 or so.
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
97 wins. Weaker than expected division and league.