Re: Who is the ONE player the 2010 season is most depending on?
It has to be Jay Bruce. At this point, we know what we're getting from Rolen, Phillips, Cabrera, and Votto. Bruce still has the most room to grow as an offensive player. If he posts an OPS near .900, this will be a formidable team.
Drew Stubbs and Homer Bailey are obviously the next most important pieces to the puzzle. Stubbs needs to post an OBP in excess of .340, and Bailey needs to cement his position as a mainstay in the Reds' rotation.
Luckily, these milestones seem imminently doable for each of these talented guys. We don't have to pray and wait for a miracle in 2010.