Posted: 3/31/2011 9:54:04 AM
Originally Posted by AMOZONS
I will not list evertthing I am taking as far as the seasons over/unders because I know that I am not well know at this site, but I can tell you that I have over 20 years as a professional handicapper ( 7 in Vegas ) and last year the Reds over was one of our biggest wins ever.
So after a 91 win season...which would have been more like 100 if they had a "real" closer as Coco and a few other late inning pitchers blew many games including two 9 run leads...I was expecting there o/u to be about 93 which I would have still went over but would have not gave it as my best bet, I was very happy and a bit shocked to see it at 89 !!!
This team is better then last year. Wood and Leake as there 4 & 5 starter is a great inprovment. Even with Cuteo and Bailey missing a few starts they are so deep that only Sam Lecure has to join the rotation as they do not need a fitth starter for a while and Sam is not bad at all. They did not even have to mention starting A. Chapmen which brings me to this...Having AC as a set-up guy means the Reds who gave up more 8th inning runs then any team will be on the other side of that stat this year.
What would be even better for the Reds ( which should have been done going into spring training ) was/is to get Coco out of there and have AC as the closer. Sean Casey said the same thing on the MLB networks show " NL perdictions " and why he picked him as his NL ROY.
The Reds OVER on wins for the season is my/our ( Family business ) best best in this catogory.
Have a wonderful year everyone and best of luck !!!
I hope this is a typo, cuz as a "sharp" bettor, you will be horrified to hear the reds total is 84.5 or 85 at most places..... eg betus has it a 85.... so if you like over 89, then you must be orgasmic to see it is actually 85