Originally Posted by Kc61
Look more critically.
None of the 97 wins of 2012 carry over to 2013.
Upside: Leake as the 6th starter (upgrade)
Full year of Broxton
Ludwick no longer adjusting
Hopefully a full healthy year of Votto
Stubbs working with batting coach over winter (still time to get a CF)
Another year of experience for Latos, Cueto, Homer
Full year of X Paul (avoids that horrible black hole at LH pinch hitter)
Potential bench upgrades to Cairo/Valdez? (Maybe Hannahan)
Mez couldn't possibly do worse..
Ludwick a year older
No 1/2 half Rolen (probably)
Arroyo a year older (not really worried, but potential regression)
Chapman in the rotation
Frasier for an entire season (may give greater production at 3b or may regress)