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    Three bold predictions- 2012

    With today being March first (at least here in Illinois, for about 11 more minutes...) I thought that I would rekindle a thread that was a lot of fun last year, and even more fun to look back on at the end of the season.

    So, what are your three bold predictions for 2012? Reds, MLB, anything!

    Here are mine:

    1) Votto wins his second MVP in a landslide over Kemp and Braun, and arguments about how this is certain to mean his departure from Cincinnati abound.

    2) Reds win the NL pennant, exacting revenge over the Phillies in five games in the championship series.

    3) Paul Janish sees no meaningful playing time at any point during the season, and is only seen in the Reds' clubhouse at GABP after September first- and even then, gets no more than 25 innings in the field or 25 at bats.

    What are yours???
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Not sure what qualifies as bold so I'll increase the "boldness" as I go.

    1. Ryan Ludwick hits 25 Home Runs and provides the 3rd middle of the line-up bat that the team has been missing.

    2. Homer Bailey is sidelined for the season before Memorial Day with shoulder problems.

    3. Matt Latos steps forward to become a true number 1 starter with an ERA below 3.00 with 20 Wins and 225 K's and becomes the Reds' first ever Cy Young Winner leading the Reds through the post season by outdueling Halladay twirce in the NLCS and Sabathia twice in the World Series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Not sure what qualifies as bold so I'll increase the "boldness" as I go.

    1. Ryan Ludwick hits 25 Home Runs and provides the 3rd middle of the line-up bat that the team has been missing.

    2. Homer Bailey is sidelined for the season before Memorial Day with shoulder problems.

    3. Matt Latos steps forward to become a true number 1 starter with an ERA below 3.00 with 20 Wins and 225 K's and becomes the Reds' first ever Cy Young Winner leading the Reds through the post season by outdueling Halladay twirce in the NLCS and Sabathia twice in the World Series.
    1 out of 3. Really glad I was wrong about number 2. Year early on number 3.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    For those who partook in this thread last year, I think it would also be good to bring up your 3 bold predictions for 2011 just to see how they fared as well.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Next off season nobody complains about either Jay Bruce Homer Bailey OR Drew Stubbs.

    Yeah. that's three.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by dfs View Post
    Next off season nobody complains about either Jay Bruce Homer Bailey OR Drew Stubbs.

    Yeah. that's three.
    If this happens, we'll have won the pennant.

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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    1. Rolen wins comeback player of the year.

    2. Votto wins MVP

    3. Latos wins Cy Young.

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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    I have a 40's theme:

    1. Ludwick/Hesiey combo hits 40 HRs.

    2. Madson has 40 saves.

    3. Bruce hits 40 Hrs.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Reds fail to win 78 games

    Devin Mesoraco hits under .200 the first two months of the year and is sent down for good.

    Brandon Phillips causes major problems in the clubhouse daily because he is upset about his contract.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    1. Holliday wins the NL MVP, coming back from a odd injury year in 2011.

    2. Wainwright earns a top 5 placing in the NL Cy Young voting and wins Comeback Player of the Year.

    3. The Washington Nationals win the NL East.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    1. Homer Bailey emerges as a consistent top 3 starter.

    2. Votto signs ltc.

    3. Chapman replaces Arroyo in the rotation by June.

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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Oh, one other prediction. Chris Carpenter will do something to make Reds fans angry and he is still finding ways to explain things to his son! Book it!!!!
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    1. Homer Bailey emerges as a consistent top 3 starter.

    2. Votto signs ltc.

    3. Chapman replaces Arroyo in the rotation by June.
    Looks like number two is close to being reality, and number three will eventually come at least partly true.Then it's all up to Homer!
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Carpenter and Wainwright win less than 15 games combined as Cardinals finish below .500. (Sorry Mike and Matty, luck evens out eventually )
    I don't know if you would call the Cards dominance in the division luck. During the time of TLR and Duncan, the Cards averaged the 3rd best ERA in baseball. That simply isn't luck.

    It's ok though, the Cards won't blow 200000000 leads this season due to a better bullpen and will still win even if Carp and Waino win less than 15 games.
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