Why not 2009?
Conventional wisdom on this board is the Reds will contend in 2010 but not 2009. What do we expect to gain in 2010 that we don't have now?
Do people think Bruce and Cueto need one more year before they perform to expectations? I expect 2009 is a breakout for both.
I don't expect a better year in 2010 than I do in 2009 from Harang and Arroyo. I think Harang will be back. There's a better chance one of both of them drop off in 2010.
Are we counting on a youth movement in 2010? Realistically who can we count as a sure thing for 2010 in the same way we did with Bruce and Votto last year?
I hope Walt goes bully on '09 and goes after Magglio hard instead of waiting for Alonzo, Frazier, Stubbs, Soto, etc. who may or may not ever pan out.