Re: Keys for the 2010 Reds
1, A repeat for Joey Votto and a similar year from Jay Bruce to hopefully provide enough offense on a team which really doesn't have much else to get excited about when they are hitting.
2. The 4 starters pitching to their potential which would make Homer Bailey a Cy Young candidate and Johnny Cueto a strong number 2. Its probably too soon for Chapman, which means Bailey is really the only guy capable fo becoming a number 1.
Funny a few years ago we were all pointing to Bruce, Bailey, Cueto and Votto as the top prospects to carry the future. Its still true today with Chapman, Volquez, and maybe Leake and Alonso also joining that group in the next year or two. Many of the others have some promise and success would help, but they are all interchangeable parts IMO and wouldn't qualify as "key."
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS