8. The Reds will finish fourth in the NL Central.
Their offense was already top-heavy in 2013 -- with Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Shin-Soo Choo levying a disproportionate amount of damage -- and now it will be without Choo, who signed with the Rangers. (Brandon Phillips' 103 RBIs last year were deceiving in light of his poor .706 OPS.) While the first five in the team's rotation is strong with Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, Tony Cingrani and Mike Leake, there's no depth should anyone get injured (unless Bronson Arroyo, another free-agent, returns). The Cardinals will continue to be a power, the Pirates will remain strong and look for the upstart Brewers to finish a game or two ahead of Cincinnati.
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