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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Reds:

    Stubbs is a 5+ win player for 2012

    Francis wins 10 games as he replaces Bailey in the starting rotation, either due to injury or ineffectiveness.

    Rolen hits 25+ homers, retires at the end of the year.

    MLB:

    Pirates make the playoffs in the extended format

    Dodgers win NL West

    Carpenter and Wainwright win less than 15 games combined as Cardinals finish below .500. (Sorry Mike and Matty, luck evens out eventually )
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Homer busts out for 15 Ws and a full season of health.

    NLCS comes to Cincy this season.

    Mesoraco struggles and finds himself on the short side of the platoon early.

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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    1) All bobblehead nights will be a sell out though the park will only be half full.

    2) Marty will be a cantankerous grouch all season.

    3) Several Banana Phone callers will ask Marty why Sean Casey isn't in Cooperstown.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    1) All bobblehead nights will be a sell out though the park will only be half full.

    2) Marty will be a cantankerous grouch all season.

    3) Several Banana Phone callers will ask Marty why Sean Casey isn't in Cooperstown.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    1.) Sean Marshall and Ryan Madson get known at the M Boys and rival the Nasty Boys for bullpen effectiveness. The Reds win 65 of their first 100 games and coast to the pennant.

    2.) Scott Rolen goes down early, but Juan Francisco has a 30 HR season and drives Reds fans nuts with his sometimes lackadaisical play.

    3.) Bronson Arroyo is deemed exrea baggage and is traded at the deadline for Marlon Byrd.

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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Arroyo has a sub 4 earnie with a record over .500
    Janish ops is ,700 +
    Reds win the pennant
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    1.) Sean Marshall and Ryan Madson get known at the M Boys and rival the Nasty Boys for bullpen effectiveness. The Reds win 65 of their first 100 games and coast to the pennant.

    2.) Scott Rolen goes down early, but Juan Francisco has a 30 HR season and drives Reds fans nuts with his sometimes lackadaisical play.

    3.) Bronson Arroyo is deemed exrea baggage and is traded at the deadline for Marlon Byrd.
    M & M T-shirts, maybe?
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    M & M T-shirts, maybe?
    Randy, I think you need to (tm) that quick.


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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    I think that maybe the original "M & M Boys," Mantle and Maris did it first.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Volquez wins more games than Latos

    The Reds get into the playoffs as the extra wild card

    The Reds get into the playoffs so Dusty gets extended for 2 more seasons which leads to a crash of the Redszone servers.
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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    1. The Reds lose the World Series in the 9th inning of the 7th game of the World Series to the Texas Rangers on a Josh Hamilton.

    2. Optomism abounds as attendance tops 2.6M. Bob Castellini is so inspired that on December 20, 2012 he goes out and re-signs Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Ryan Madison and signs Cole Hammels, Matt Cain, David Wright and Josh Hamilton.

    3. December 21, 2012. The World ends.


    Damn Mayans!

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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!
    Last edited by tixe; 04-02-2012 at 07:07 PM.

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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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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    Mid-May, Reds trade for Koji Uehara to bolster the bullpen.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: Three bold predictions- 2012

    1. Votto/Bruce/Heisey combined for 100+ HRs.
    2. Arroyo wins more than he loses.
    3. Cozart wins ROY.
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