Re: What are the weak spots still left on this team?
I don't know of any glaring issues. Pitching is the most important thing and the reds starting rotation is tremendously durable. Adding chapman to the rotation makes it less durable. Chap's shoulder flames out midway through the season in a relief role so I will expect the same if he is going every fifth day. Not to mention his fastball (which I'm sure he will throw waaaaayyyyy to much as a starter) becomes much more hittable 2 and 3 times through a lineup. At first I thought chap to the rotation was smart but I don't anymore. Brocton is a major step down from chapman. Just speaking from my observations, I've seen, watched, or heard Broxton blow at least 3 saves against the redbirds since '09. And he hasn't been a closer that whole time. I have little faith in Broxton.
And a ? would be the left side of the infield. Now that the league has had a year with cozart and Frazier it'll be interesting to see if they further develop or have sophomore slumps.
Lastly, I would not expect Ludwick to hit the way he did last year. He will be productive but he won't hit 26 bombs in less than 120 games again.
I fully expect the reds to win the division by at least 5 games, and doesnt Todd Frazier look like a young Jason bay? Idk maybe that's just me.