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    "Lose For Crews"

    Ok, so this team is brutally bad after all the trades (they were before)

    So, I would just like to post this article about the top prospects in the 2023 class. Personally, I would like Dylan Crews. Kind of player that can turn your franchise around in a hurry. Paired with EDLC and Marte it would be quite interesting to follow the next 6-7 years.

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/m...op-candidates/

    I know there is a lottery, but the 3 worst teams have, I believe, a 16.50% chance at the first pick overall.

    In short: come on Reds! Let's LOSE FOR CREWS!
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Mets are pretty good, they just just won 14 out of 16 games, are 32 games above .500 and poised to blow it and bum their fan base out in the post season against the Cardinals or something

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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    I was just thinking about this the other day... I know we won 5 out of the last 7 series or whatever but at this point I rather lose for a higher draft pick.

    Our young arms this season are slowing down so not too concerned about development.
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    I don’t like tanking. The more games you lose, the farther it is to come back. And the longer it takes. Losing is a bad habit that I’d rather not start on purpose.
    Transport me to the orb match.

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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I don’t like tanking. The more games you lose, the farther it is to come back. And the longer it takes. Losing is a bad habit that I’d rather not start on purpose.
    Yep, that's a losers mentality. Going to hard enough as it is to have a winning mindset.
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I don’t like tanking. The more games you lose, the farther it is to come back. And the longer it takes. Losing is a bad habit that I’d rather not start on purpose.
    Well, none of us here have any power to do anything positively or negatively with the team. I am just saying with the last 2 months of the year I would rather the team lose enough to finish in the bottom 3.

    Here is a website that tracks the odds. With the Reds currently sitting at 5th worst, there is a chance they get the 10th pick. If they finish in the bottom 3 there are much better odds they will get a top 3 pick, and a much better chance they will get the number 1 pick overall. The difference between the first and 10th pick is huge. I would much rather the Reds finish with the 3rd worse record than the 5th. What is the difference? It would legit be the difference of winning 2 or 3 more games.

    https://www.tankathon.com/mlb/pick_odds
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I donít like tanking. The more games you lose, the farther it is to come back. And the longer it takes. Losing is a bad habit that Iíd rather not start on purpose.
    Would love to see a winning month of September ignited by players under the age of 27.
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I donít like tanking. The more games you lose, the farther it is to come back. And the longer it takes. Losing is a bad habit that Iíd rather not start on purpose.
    Ah, but the bigger question is .... is this on purpose or an accident? LOL
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Lots of positional talent in the pipeline right now. Obviously, take BPA, but it would be nice to find a fast moving arm similar to Lodolo at the top of next year’s draft.

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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    In short: come on Reds! Let's LOSE FOR CREWS![/QUOTE]

    Iím partial to Max Clark. He is a stud CF, hitter and hits 97 off the bump.

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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    It doesn't pay to tank for a draft pick in MLB, particularly now that there's a lottery. Rarely is there a #1 who's heads and tails above everyone else ala Jr or Arod

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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    In 2015, this thread would have been called “Lose For Senzel”

    Tanking is for losers.
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Meh, the Reds are going to lose 90+ games no matter what. There is a difference between rooting for a tank before the year starts and in August. The season is already over.

    Do you honestly think there is any kind of difference between 67-95 and 64-98? (this is where you say "yes, 3 wins har har" but for real.
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Meh, the Reds are going to lose 90+ games no matter what. There is a difference between rooting for a tank before the year starts and in August. The season is already over.

    Do you honestly think there is any kind of difference between 67-95 and 64-98? (this is where you say "yes, 3 wins har har" but for real.
    I would argue that there isnít much difference between finishing with the 3rd worst record and the 7th worst record, in terms of the player the team ends up drafting. Even before the lottery, the draft has always been a crap shoot. The Reds got one of the best players in the draft this year, while drafting 18th.
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    Re: "Lose For Crews"

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    In 2015, this thread would have been called ďLose For SenzelĒ

    Tanking is for losers.
    No. He wasnít a clear-cut #1 and there was a lot of debate as to whom we should have taken. No one saw Senzel as some sort of savior. I recall the most optimistic comp for him was Jeff Cirillo.

    Crews has much, much more upside than Senzel.
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