2013 Reds

We Are Optimistic

With Spring Training games to get underway this afternoon, it’s a good time to check the pulse of the Nation. Most of you have already voted in our newest Spring Training poll in the left-hand sidebar. At the time of this writing, 569 votes have been cast. The poll is still open for anyone who would like to add their votes.

How many games will the Reds win this season?
— 355 voters (62%) expect 95+ wins in 2013
— 190 votes (33%) expect 90-94 wins
— Only 4% of the votes for 85-89 wins
— And just 3 votes (1%) for 80-84 wins

The Nation is very optimistic for the Reds 2013 season! No one (voting so far) picked less than 80 wins, and virtually everyone expects a winning season.

My personal expectation is for 95-99 wins, and I’m ready for the baseball season to begin. I already ordered my 2013 subscription to MLB At-bat this morning.

Enough of this winter weather. Let’s play ball!

13 thoughts on “We Are Optimistic

  1. I’ve got them at 98 wins, if they can get thru April without stubbibg their toe badly. They have a tough April schedule.
    TC, I hope you are wrong and are being on the conservative side, becuase I think the Cards will have 88-90 wins.

  2. @TC: It’s better to set low expectations that can be met than unrealistically high expectations – like a 162 win season – that’ll make you disappointed by a successful season.

  3. 103 wins. 8 starting pitchers. 3 Center Fielders. 3 catchers. And my boldest prediction: One of the Opening Day outfield starters will be traded.

    Whaddaya think.

  4. I too share the high expectations for the Reds. But get used to the cold weather. The forecasts for the east is for COLD weather for the next three weeks! Ugh

  5. 95+ if idiot puts Chapman in the rotation…85-89 if not, and an early exit in the postseason….

  6. @redsfanman: Thanks Redsfanman. That’s exactly how I see it. I’d hate for the Reds to win 90 games, and win a division title just to be disappointed they didn’t win 97 games again this year.

  7. @littleleo1: This is the time of year that my body gets really tired of the cold weather. March is just around the corner…let’s warm up already!

    And who’s the wiseacre voting for less than 80 wins? St.Louis Trolls! :-)

  8. My heart tells me 98 wins this season and that is certainly possible. This is a very good team, but the games have yet to be played. One thing is for certain, the Reds have a brutal schedule this season. If they win, they will beat the best of the best and deserve every accolade they receive. Even though I hope for 98 wins, I won’t be disappointed with less, as long as the season includes a NLCD championship and a deep run in the playoffs. This has the makings of a very exciting season for the major league team and the upper minor league teams in the organization.

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