View Full Version : Over or under is 67 1/2....

03-09-2011, 09:30 AM
The line on wins came out this morning (last night, actually), and for the Bucs it is 67 1/2.

Do you take the over or the under? I'm not talking the cynical you, or the optimistic you. I'm talking about the you that has $100 to drop on a bet on the Bucs.

That's a hard one. 67-95? The position players are starting to look pretty good, but the bench is thin and Cedeno will always be a puzzle. And the pitching just isn't there.

On the other hand, 68-94 wins the bet. And any team with Alvarez, McCutcheon, Tabata, and Walker at the top of the order has a decent chance to win 68 games. And Hurdle strikes me as a Leyland type of guy, a player's manager who nevertheless won't tolerate LOSING, regardless of the effort.

Hard-eyed me still takes the over. I think they'll beat it easily, I say the Bucs are going about 72-90 this year. My friend here at work thinks that's nuts, he's on the under. He figures 100 losses again.

What do you say? Not cynically, or rosy-eyed. Looking hard at it (and I think 67-68 is a good place to make the split), would you BET the over, or under?

03-10-2011, 10:08 AM
I'm going with 82 wins

03-11-2011, 06:49 PM

03-12-2011, 07:05 PM
Over. 90 wins this season. The rotation is slightly better and we are starting to find some offense.

03-12-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm going with 75-80..

03-13-2011, 10:02 AM
I'm taking the under. I also see another 100-loss season. They just aren't good enough to do much more than that. Thank ownership for that.