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02-18-2012, 03:41 PM
MLB.com (not the most respected source for analysis, I know) has had an ongoing feature this week in which they rank the top 10 teams in each of the four major areas of production: lineup, rotation, bullpen, defense. Pretty quietly, the Reds have done fairly well:

#1 offense in the NL (5th overall)
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120214&content_id=26686804&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

#1 defense in the NL (3rd overall)
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120215&content_id=26709004&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb&partnerId=rss_mlb

#4 bullpen in the NL (7th overall)
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120213&content_id=26681022&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

No Reds here, but the rotation list:
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120212&content_id=26670806&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

This certainly has me excited for the year. I think the defensive prowess of this team goes without saying, though I believe the Cards have just as much claim to the offense throne as we do. And the fact that our rotation doesn't crack the 'honorable mentions' list is somewhat telling - you could make a very real argument that there are 15 ML rotations better than ours, and I think we can agree that it's difficult to win a championship with a bottom-half of the league starting pitching core. Still, this has to get any Reds fan crazy excited for this season.

Nathan
02-18-2012, 03:59 PM
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No Reds here, but the rotation list:
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120212&content_id=26670806&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb



Fixed. ;)

[deleted]
02-18-2012, 04:45 PM
whoops, edited

DocRed
02-18-2012, 04:46 PM
No Phillies in top 10 lineups? Or even in Honorable Mention? Terrible list....

TuneSquad
02-18-2012, 06:00 PM
No Phillies in top 10 lineups? Or even in Honorable Mention? Terrible list....

Really? Thats the phillies biggest weakness is their lineup and how inconsistent it is. Although i do think these lists are terrible. We should not have the #1 lineup in the NL and definitely the best bullpen in the NL.