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Old 03-25-17, 10:18 PM
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Reds pitching today:

Carrot: 5IP, 7H, 6ER, 3BB
Stephenson: 4+IP, 6H, 4ER, 2BB

Stephenson had two hits today, and Lorenzen might be pinch hitting a lot this season. Good to see that hitting is such a high priority for the pitching staff
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Old 03-26-17, 09:09 AM
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Tough outings for Carrot and Stiffenson. Glad 14red loves the young arms!
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Old 03-26-17, 09:11 AM
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Should have kept Tyler Holt, he could've pitched AND played outfield. Because we all know the most important thing about a ballplayer is whether he's willing to get his uniform dirty.
Tyler Holt isn't a good enough hitter to pitch for the 14reds.
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Old 03-26-17, 08:31 PM
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Reds lost 22-4 to the Cubs today, as they round into expected mid-season form.
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Old 03-27-17, 09:34 AM
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At least tickets will be cheap and readily available. Not like that's ever been an issue though. Maybe they'll lower beer prices to try and get 5,000 people at each game.
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Old 03-27-17, 09:43 AM
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22-4.
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Old 03-27-17, 09:59 AM
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I initially thought it wasn't going to be too bad of a year. But this will probably be the worst rotation in Reds history. 3 out of their 5 potential starters have been absolutely destroyed in the past few days. Going to be a real struggle to not lose 110 games or more with these guys imo
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I guess technically the earliest a team can be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs is in early July, if they go 0-81 and someone else goes 82-0. Seems unlikely. So lets say we go 30-90 and someone else goes 91-30. That's also unlikely, and that's mid-August.

So when do the Reds get 'mathematically eliminated'? Best guess? Sept 3 is my guess.

In terms of 'realistically eliminated', I'd say it was December 2016.
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Old 03-27-17, 11:17 AM
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I guess technically the earliest a team can be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs is in early July, if they go 0-81 and someone else goes 82-0. Seems unlikely. So lets say we go 30-90 and someone else goes 91-30. That's also unlikely, and that's mid-August.

So when do the Reds get 'mathematically eliminated'? Best guess? Sept 3 is my guess.

In terms of 'realistically eliminated', I'd say it was December 2016.
Clearly you don't know how major league teams think because Price aspires to take this team to the playoffs with the wealth of young, can't miss talent in the organization. At least that's what 14Red told me.

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Old 03-27-17, 01:13 PM
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1. Best case: A .421 winning percentage isn't striking, but April is Cincinnati's best projected month, thanks to 10 games against the Brewers and Phillies. Contention for the Reds probably isn't in the cards, so their focus will be on generating momentum with their kids -- Robert Stephenson, Jose Peraza, Dilson Herrera, Cody Reed, Amir Garrett -- while finding a congenial trade partner for Zack Cozart.

2. Worst case: A three-game set against Philadelphia in late May is the Reds' only scheduled series against a team with a projected losing record that month. The nightmare scenario? The kids flop. It's really that simple, and that outcome would only be worse if Joey Votto has any injury issues, taking away the one guy Cincinnati fans can still buy into as the face of the franchise.

3. Swing factors: A run for the division crown is unrealistic, but if the Reds are going to surprise, a bunch of games against the Cardinals, Pirates and Giants as April turns into May provides their best opportunity to get into the wild-card conversation. Reds pitchers allowed 258 home runs in 2016. That was the worst in the majors -- 37 more than the Twins. That was also a franchise record, topping their 236 allowed in 2004. It was, in fact, a major league record; the 1996 Tigers surrendered 241. Bad news has already arrived as Anthony DeSclafani will start the season on the DL with a UCL sprain. Have we mentioned Joey Votto is still awesome?
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/page...ad-2017-season

Basically what everyone, except 14Red, thought.
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Old 03-27-17, 01:24 PM
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I bet this pitching staff gives up at least 275 hrs this season, setting a new record. Go 14reds!
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I'm definitely going to sit in the outfield if I go to games. Collect some balls as I'll probably be the only one there. I was always of a fan of the left field seats.
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Old 03-27-17, 02:19 PM
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I plan on going to a lot of the Wednesday matinee games. Buy the $5 outer view level seats and sit wherever. Then watch the Reds get crushed
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Old 03-27-17, 03:08 PM
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Glad I am in Texas so I don't have to watch them
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Old 03-27-17, 03:20 PM
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Kris Bryant might hit 15 hrs in GABP alone this season.
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Old 03-27-17, 06:52 PM
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Reds lose past two by a combined score of 36-6.
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Old 03-27-17, 08:07 PM
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Should have kept Phillips. Probably would have brought that number down to 34-6 at least.

Side note: Carrot is my new favorite Red.
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What is the expected rotation? Feldman, Finnegan, Reed, Adelman, Garrett? It's time to just put Stephenson in there for an extended period to see what he's got IMO.
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What is the expected rotation? Feldman, Finnegan, Reed, Adelman, Garrett? It's time to just put Stephenson in there for an extended period to see what he's got IMO.
Stiffenson is a certified bust. Write it down.
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I'm not sure how anyone could see this as anything other than an embarrassment. How many teams have 34 year olds with a 4.8 ERA as their opening day starter? Just because the team is in full rebuild mode doesn't give it a built in excuse from any embarrassment.

If the Reds are in a full rebuild, they should trade Joey Votto. Can you imagine what the Red Sox would give up for him?
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Old 03-28-17, 11:21 AM
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If the Reds are in a full rebuild, they should trade Joey Votto. Can you imagine what the Red Sox would give up for him?
Peanuts. No one is taking Votto.
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Old 03-28-17, 11:56 AM
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If no progress is made this year I seriously think they should try to trade him. I've never felt that way before, but it seems that the rebuild is going to take MUCH longer than anyone would have hoped for. There seems to be very little all-star potential among the young players the Reds have acquired to this point. A lot of them need more time, so I'd give it another year, but the thought has to be there.
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With all those balls that are going to get hit to the outfield, Billy Hamilton should have plenty of opportunities to earn a gold glove.
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If the Reds are in a full rebuild, they should trade Joey Votto. Can you imagine what the Red Sox would give up for him?
Nothing, they don't want his contract. No one does. This isn't fantasy football, you can't just let players go. Votto is a guy you build your team around.
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If no progress is made this year I seriously think they should try to trade him. I've never felt that way before, but it seems that the rebuild is going to take MUCH longer than anyone would have hoped for. There seems to be very little all-star potential among the young players the Reds have acquired to this point. A lot of them need more time, so I'd give it another year, but the thought has to be there.
I think Jose Peraza has the ability to be an all-star.

I'm not sure how long you think it takes to do a rebuild, but it's longer than a couple of years.
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14red wanted the one guy he thinks could be an Allstar to sit behind Phillips this season.
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Old 03-28-17, 01:59 PM
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I think Jose Peraza has the ability to be an all-star.

I'm not sure how long you think it takes to do a rebuild, but it's longer than a couple of years.
I'd say 3-4 years should be the goal. We're going into year 2.5 basically and from what I've seen there is very little potential for this group of guys to turn into anything other than a bad baseball team (which they already are).
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14red wanted the one guy he thinks could be an Allstar to sit behind Phillips this season.
LOL of course
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Old 03-28-17, 02:05 PM
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14red wanted the one guy he thinks could be an Allstar to sit behind Phillips this season.


Reds claim Scooter Gennett from the Brewers, give him Brandon Phillips' #4 uniform. WS here we come
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I like Scooter Gennett. Decent glove. Good bat against RH pitching but awful against lefties. Overall, an OK major league 2B.....not an all-star, but OK.

That said, he's 26 I think. He has only played 2B so it doesn't appear the Reds got him to be a utility guy (we already have some pretty good ones). He' also eligible for arbitration after this year, so his current $2.5 million salary will probably go up from there.

Could someone other than 14Red explain to me how he fits into this rebuild?
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