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    I think we need to prepare ourselfs...

    For nothing to happen, to hear Walt claim that the "costs" to make a move was just more then he was willing to part with. That he and Dusty feel that with the addition of some guys from injuries and the progression of our young players that the Reds will be posied to rebound in 2012...I hate to say it but I think we all need to get ready to hear that come mid Jan and be ready to watch us finish 3rd or worse again.

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    Re: I think we need to prepare ourselfs...

    reds will win the division this year. were set already.

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    Re: I think we need to prepare ourselfs...

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    reds will win the division this year. were set already.
    This mentality is why they're never great. Is winning the division the ultimate goal? Or should they be trying to get better, and good enough to compete with World Series contenders like the Yankees, Red Sox, Angels, etc. Winning the division is great, but winning the division doesn't necessarily make you competitive in the playoffs.

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    Agreed, the goal should not be to win the division. This franchise should strive to win World Series when realistic. This team is in perfect position to win. With most of the core players on the team in or nearing the prime of their careers the front office needs to strike while the iron is hot. To say that this team is ready to win now is crazy. The Reds have too many holes and too many question marks.

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    Re: I think we need to prepare ourselfs...

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    reds will win the division this year. were set already.
    At this point we are basically putting the same team out there next year that we did this year. What makes you think this year's under .500 team is going to be able to win the division next year?

    Little to no changes on the roster will equal little to no changes in the win column also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson24 View Post
    At this point we are basically putting the same team out there next year that we did this year. What makes you think this year's under .500 team is going to be able to win the division next year?

    Little to no changes on the roster will equal little to no changes in the win column also.
    the teams around us are getting worse.
    Last edited by webbbj; 12-12-2011 at 09:52 PM.

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    the definition of insanity is making no changes and expecting different/better results

    I think that fits this discussion
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsFan_26 View Post
    the definition of insanity is making no changes and expecting different/better results

    I think that fits this discussion
    Absolutely! "The teams around us are getting worse"? What the heck kind of statement is that? Do you think winning the division at 81 wins will result in a world series?
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    Coal in our stockings?
    The Hunt for a Reds October.

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    Re: I think we need to prepare ourselfs...

    Quote Originally Posted by webbbj View Post
    the teams around us are getting worse.
    Ha-Ha, am I the only one that found this funny?
    I think defensively we are set pretty "well" to do good in our division. Would I go as far as saying winning the World Series? Of Course Not.

    I am going to be pretty bummed out if the op is correct on his statement.


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