Daedalus has made her bold predictions for the 2007 National League season. I love the optimism here, even if I find it difficult to agree:
I honestly think – not just wishfully think – that the Reds can win the NL Central this year (so does Baseball Prospectus!) Harang, Arroyo, Lohse, and Bailey (after May) will have the entire country talking about the Reds rotation. ESPN might even put the Reds on television instead of the Red Sox or Yankees one night later in the season. An in-shape and focused Dunn will hit 50 homers this year. Griffey will have one last hurrah and hit 39 to become the fifth member of the 600 club.
Hope springs eternal.