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    #150068
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    What are the Reds doing? I thought they signed people a year ago in hopes of making some noise over the next 2-3 years???

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    They went big for 2020, crapped out, and are now cashing in all of their chips. They are going to be competing against the Pirates this year for last. The NLC is going to be awful. I seriously believe 85 wins might win the division going away.

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    I seriously believe 85 wins might win the division going away.

    Nah, they all have to play each other. The team that wins might have 85 win talent but could win 90+ games thanks to a weak division.

    #150100
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    …and will be a heavy underdog in the first round of the playoffs, even if their record on paper is better…

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    …and will be a heavy underdog in the first round of the playoffs, even if their record on paper is better…

    Absolutely. Just like this year when the Central teams got clubbed in the playoffs. Of course, sometimes teams that aren’t as good managed to find a way to sneak into playoff series wins.

    #150104
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    I should probably amend my statement regarding 85 wins. It won’t take that many to win the division since it seems 162 games will not be played. I guess it will be the 85 win equivalent in a 100 or 125 game season.

    #150107
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    This touches on another point of potential impact. With an additional round of the playoffs, it is going to be more difficult for an underdog to get to the top.

    #150723
    Brian Walton
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    This is a duplicate of comments I made on the Cubs thread, but I believe it should be here, also.

    The Reds lost a lot of pitching. Bauer almost certainly isn’t coming back. DeSclafani already signed elsewhere. Gray is rumored to be on the trade block as is Castillo. Their best setup man left as a free agent (Bradley) and they traded away their closer (Iglesias).

    With all of those pitchers on their roster, the 2020 Reds finished just one game ahead of the COVID Cardinals.

    I cannot objectively see those two teams on the same plane in 2021.

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    #153219
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    #153230
    Brian Walton
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    Do little is a perfect fit for the NL Central – except for one team…

    #155485
    Brian Walton
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    Joey Votto will be out at least seven days with COVID.

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    Uh oh……..

    Well, here we go. Its started again.

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    #176187
    Brian Walton
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    Not a great start to the offseason by the Reds as they traded their starting catcher Tucker Barnhart to the Tigers and Boras client OF Nick Castellanos opted out of his contract. At age 29 and coming off his best season, he should fetch a lot of money.

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    Brian, you can delete the offseason activity thread if you want. I forgot that we already have threads for each NLC team, which might be more appropriate to use.

    #176191
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    The Reds are cutting payroll.

    #176203
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    Would we have any interest in Castellanos? Assume he would be too expensive.

    Or how about McCutchen from the Phillies? The Phillies declined his option – or something like that.

    #176395
    Brian Walton
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    This is bad for baseball. Timing is also bad considering the CBA negotiations. Players Union won’t like this.

    #180677
    Brian Walton
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    Wow. Gray didn’t even have a huge contract. Reds get a good project whose MLB ETA is 2025.

    #180678
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    The Reds are going to contend for the cellar with the Pirates.

    #180703
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    The natives are restless.

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