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Birds win central in '14

Posted: 6/6/2014 3:40 PM

Birds win central in '14 


All the negative talk blows. The birds WILL win the central. It won't be easy but it WILL happen.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 3:49 PM

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You remind me of myself back in 2010 when we were scuffling at the end of August and got swept by the Reds in a Labor Day weekend series.

With that being said, I think we do as well.

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Posted: 6/6/2014 3:50 PM

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I still agree this is likely. Just look at the September schedule. We can mess around at .500 or so most of the year until September, get the expanded rosters and everyone healthy, and then just take care of business against the division and Arizona, getting hot right as we enter October.
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Posted: 6/6/2014 4:24 PM

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The negative talk may "blow", but right now so does the team.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 10:25 AM

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I didn't change my mind after last night. This is probably a team that will be a little above .500 going into September. If they play +5 or so in September, they probably finish with about 90 wins and a good chance to make the playoffs.

While the offense is woefully underperforming, the pitching is simply too good and has too much depth for this team to completely fall out of the race. We can simply outlast a lot of teams due to that alone, plus we'll have ridiculous depth that other teams won't have when we get to the expanded rosters late in the year and happen to have a lot of division games.

Last edited 6/7/2014 10:30 AM by bigns11

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Posted: 6/8/2014 8:23 AM

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Here's a remarkable stat - we've won 32 games as of June 7 - 11 of them by shutout.
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Posted: 6/8/2014 9:26 AM

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Jmodene1 wrote: Here's a remarkable stat - we've won 32 games as of June 7 - 11 of them by shutout.
isnt it now.

nice point.

very telling.
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Posted: 6/8/2014 12:38 PM

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Yes.  It means if we can ever get the offense clicking again, we'll be awesome.
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Posted: 6/8/2014 4:16 PM

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You also can't overlook our pitching depth. We're as thin as we can get right now, with several guys close to coming back. If we can get healthy for the summer, we're going to be in the race simply because we have more quality arms than most teams. As you said, if the offense can start producing at a decent rate...
Jmodene1 wrote: Yes.  It means if we can ever get the offense clicking again, we'll be awesome.
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Posted: 6/8/2014 4:55 PM

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This team will not be within 5 games in the Central unless they start hitting and bullpen gets more stout. Brewers are having a charmed season.. Brewers are finding ways to win games.. Cards find ways to lose games daily..

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Posted: 6/8/2014 10:20 PM

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This team will not be within 5 games in the Central unless they start hitting and bullpen gets more stout. Brewers are having a charmed season.. Brewers are finding ways to win games.. Cards find ways to lose games daily..

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Like I said, the Birds will win the Central!! I'd be willing to put a decent wager on it!
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