I think I lowballed my usual hopeful expectations last year. I'm inclined to temper it a bit this year, but will go with the nice round 90 wins.
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93 and NL Central champs again.
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"I can make all the stadiums rock."
Pitching staff too wobbly for my liking right now, and the offense has some real question marks, including Rolen's durability.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
I don't have the Spring Training or injury jitters, same/better D behind same/better pitchers, yet folks worried about the rotation? Curious.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
90 wins, win division by one game.
Win the Division
100. Century mark. I really like this team in a weak Central division
"Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." Stephen Hawking
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”
I'll go 89 wins, 73 losses.
"I think he'd be unbelievable. He's as organized as anyone in the game, he holds people accountable... He doesn't buy into stereotypical things in the game... Price looks at evidence. He's a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence." Bronson Arroyo