Okay, we are now in the stretch run before Opening Day (always capitalized in Cincinnati, remember). There is a lot of excitement for this Reds team, more excitement than I remember in at least a decade.

I thought it would be fun to have a little prediction contest here. We’re actually going to have two prediction contests. First, predict the Reds’ final 2010 record; the winner will receive a snazzy Redleg Nation t-shirt (design to be unveiled in the near future). Put your predictions in the comments section below, and we’ll check back in October to see who was the closest.

Prediction Contest #1
Answer all these questions:

–What record will the Reds have in 2010?

Tiebreaker 1: Where will the Reds finish in the NL Central standings?
Tiebreaker 2: Who will lead the Reds in pitching wins?
Tiebreaker 3: How many homers will Jonny Gomes hit?

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The second contest will be to predict the Reds record at the All-Star break. The winner of this contest will receive a ticket to the Redleg Nation outing at a Reds game in July (details about that forthcoming, as well; it’s time to put some faces to some names!)

Prediction Contest #2
–What record will the Reds have at the 2010 All-Star break?

Tiebreaker 1: How many RBI will Jay Bruce have at the All-Star break?
Tiebreaker 2: How many (MLB) wins will Aroldis Chapman have at the All-Star break?

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Opening Day. Let’s hear those predictions!

43 Responses

  1. BJ Ruble

    #1:
    82-80
    3rd place
    Bailey 15 wins
    Gomes 25 HR

    #2:
    45-45
    Bruce 55 RBI
    Chapman 2 wins

  2. apbdred

    84-78
    2nd
    Harang 15
    Votto 28

    47-43
    42
    3

  3. TC

    #1:
    80-82
    4th place
    Bailey 16 wins
    Gomes 38 HR

    #2:
    48-42
    Bruce 44 RBI
    Chapman 0 wins

    (Felt someone needed to low ball. I hope I loose.) Happy Easter Everyone!!!

  4. bjolley598

    1- 91-71…2nd place…Harang 18 wins, Gomez 21 homers
    2- 50-40…Bruce 58 RBI…Chapman 0 wins

  5. wanderinredsfan

    #1
    79-83
    4th place
    Homer Bailey
    27 HRs

    #2
    39-51
    42 RBI
    0 wins

  6. Sean

    3rd place
    Bailey (14 wins)
    24 HR

    45-45
    40 RBI
    1 win

  7. Chris Garber

    –What record will the Reds have in 2010?
    84-78

    Tiebreaker 1: 2nd
    Tiebreaker 2: Cueto
    Tiebreaker 3: 12

    —–
    Prediction Contest #2
    –What record will the Reds have at the 2010 All-Star break?
    46-43 (I’m predicting one rainout in the first half)

    Tiebreaker 1: 60
    Tiebreaker 2: 0

  8. CeeKeR

    Reds’ Predicted Record: 90 – 72
    Tiebreaker #1: 2nd place
    Tiebreaker #2: Arroyo
    Tiebreaker #3: 22 homeruns

    Reds’ All-Star Break Predicted Record: 49 – 41
    Tiebreaker #1: 42 RBIs
    Tiebreaker #2: 5 wins

  9. Kevin

    #1 80-82; Arroyo; 31 HR

    #2 41-49; 46 RBIs; 3 wins

  10. KY Chip

    #1 – 81-81 for 3rd place; Arroyo with 14; 24 HRs for Gomes

    #2 – 42-47 (I like Garber’s rainout idea, so I’m going to steal it!); 43 RBIs for Bruce; 0 wins for Chapman at the break.

  11. MAR11

    Prediction #1
    89-73
    1st place finish
    Bailey with 16 wins
    Gomes with 22 home runs

    Prediction #2
    46-44
    Bruce with 44 RBI
    Chapman with 4 wins

  12. jkthompson0408

    87-75
    2nd Place
    Cueto
    24
    50-40
    40 RBI
    5 Wins

  13. Bruce in the OV

    86-76… 2nd place… Arroyo… 27

    50-40… 49 RBI… 6 wins

  14. Furniture City Red

    87-75 –> 2nd place –> Bailey (15 wins) –> 29 HR for Gomes.

    48-42 –> 52 RBI @ break for Bruce –> 2 wins @ break for Chapman.

  15. lukeukcrazy

    85-77
    2nd place
    Mike Leake 12 wins
    50-40
    15 HR
    42 RBI
    5 wins

  16. lukeukcrazy

    You can go to http://www.mlb.com and click on fantasy to play beat the streak.Instructions:You pick who you think is going to get a hit on each day,the first to get to 57 hits by the players you picked gets $3,000,000.

  17. WishboneD

    158-4
    1st Place
    Homer Bailey/Cueto (tie)
    Gomes: 73 HR

    88-2
    Bruce: 137 RBI
    Chapman 11 wins at the break

  18. BenL

    82-80
    3rd in the NL Central
    Arroyo
    15 HR for Gomes

    47-43
    39 RBI for Bruce
    2 wins for Chapman

  19. John

    83-79 2nd place.
    Arroyo
    Gomes: 24 homers

    52-38 at the break.
    22 RBI for Bruce
    4 wins for Chapman

    This is all rather arbitrary.

  20. BigRedMike

    77-85
    4th Place

    Arroyo

    13 HR for Gomes

    35 RBI for Bruce
    0 wins at the break for Chapman

  21. The Mad Hatter

    75-87
    5th Place
    Bailey
    14 HR

    44-46
    45 RBI
    3 Wins

  22. herdman_59

    Reds’ Predicted Record: 81 – 81
    Tiebreaker #1: 3nd place
    Tiebreaker #2: Arroyo
    Tiebreaker #3: 20 home runs

    Reds’ All-Star Break Predicted Record: 46 – 44
    Tiebreaker #1: 39 RBIs
    Tiebreaker #2: 1 win

  23. TC

    Long day on the river yesterday. I meant to say, “I hope I lose”. Not loose.

  24. Steve

    82-80
    3rd Place
    Most wins: Homer Bailey (14)
    Gomes: 16 home runs
    ASG record: 45-45
    Bruce RBI: 40
    Chapman wins: 3

  25. Jason461

    #1
    84-78
    2nd place
    Aaron Harang eats inning and gets enough run support
    16 HRs for Gomes

    #2
    47-43
    55 RBIs for Bruce
    3 wins for Chapman

  26. haffypar

    #1
    85-77

    2nd place
    Arroyo
    22 HRs for Gomes

    #2
    46-44
    Bruce RBI: 42
    Chapman wins: 1

  27. TheNatural

    (1) 83-79/3rd place/Arroyo/20 HRs
    (2) 46-44/44 RBI/4 wins

  28. mike

    80-82
    3rd place
    Harang
    23 HR for Gomes

    47-43
    53 RBI for Bruce at the all-star break
    2 wins for Chapman

  29. bradleybertke

    86-76
    2nd place

    Arroyo

    26 hr Gomes

    48- 42
    56 RBI for Bruce
    1 win for Chapman

  30. The Reds Baron

    Contest #1
    Record: 86-76
    Finish: 2nd Place
    Pitcher: Harang
    Gomes HR: 16

    Contest #2
    Record: 50-40
    Bruce RBI: 43
    Chapman Wins: 0

  31. Phillip Graebing

    Contest #1
    Record: 88-74
    Finish: 2nd place
    Pitcher: Harang
    Gomes HR: 31

    Contest #2
    Record: 46-44
    Bruce RBI: 44
    Chapman Wins: 4

  32. pinson343

    #1
    84-78
    1. 3rd place
    2. Harang
    3. Gomes: 19 HR

    #2
    47-43
    1. Bruce: 53 RBIs
    2. Chapman: 0 wins

  33. cayleytable

    Contest #1: 85-77
    TB #1: 3rd place
    TB #2: Homer Bailey
    TB #3: Gomes has 17 HR

    Contest #2: 47-41 (2 rainouts)
    TB #1: Bruce has 62 RBI
    TB #2: Chapman has 0 wins

  34. nick in va

    What record will the Reds have in 2010?
    86-76

    Tiebreaker 1: 2nd
    Tiebreaker 2: Bailey
    Tiebreaker 3: 21

    ————————–

    What record will the Reds have at the 2010 All-Star break?
    48-42

    Tiebreaker 1: 50
    Tiebreaker 2: 0

  35. Matt WI

    Contest 1:
    Record: 83-79
    Tiebreaker- 3rd in NL Central
    Tiebreaker- Arroyo
    Tiebreaker- 18

    _____________________

    Contest2:
    All-Star Record: 47-43
    Tiebreaker: 45 RBI
    Tiebreaker: Chapman has 2 wins

  36. lukeukcrazy

    I picked Derek Jeter to get a hit and hedid and my hitting streak is at Red Sox won 9-7 against the Yankees on MLB’s Opening Day.

  37. RiverCity Redleg

    Prediction Contest #1
    –What record? 83-79

    Tiebreaker 1: 2nd
    Tiebreaker 2: Homer Bailey
    Tiebreaker 3: 23

    —–

    Prediction Contest #2
    –record at the 2010 All-Star break? 48-42

    Tiebreaker 1: 48
    Tiebreaker 2: 2

  38. Travis G.

    I know I’m late with this but my comments from home always get eated now. 🙁

    #1
    87-75
    2nd place
    Arroyo
    16 HR for Gomes

    #2
    49-41
    43 RBI for Bruce
    6 wins for Chapman

  39. Steve Price

    Reds 2010 record: 78-84

    Tiebreaker 1
    NL Central Standings: 4th
    Pitching Wins: Homer Bailey
    Gomes home runs: 15

    Tiebreaker 2
    all-star break record: 46-44
    Bruce rbi: 41
    Chapman wins: 0