Posters have argued that, if Jocketty and the Cincinnati brass stay put with the team as is, the Red offense will be well below average. Other posters have argued the offense improved as the season wore on and, with a jump from Jay Bruce, health, and a lack of really poor years by key contributors (as per seasonal averages), the offense can actually be pretty decent.
By RCAA, then (from FanGrahs.com):
Votto 40 RCAA
Comment: Same as 2009. I'm assuming good health, no mental relapse, and a slightly lesser overall season, though still All-Star caliber.
Bruce 20 RCAA
Comment: Bruce is the key to the improved offense and a competing club. He's capable of a season like this (think 2009 Bobby Abreau and his line of 293/390/435/ 825 OPS, tough with less OBP and much more power) and could blossom even more.
Gomes 15 RCAA
Comment: I think he'll play much more (around 500 PAs or so) and, if healthy, put up numbers slightly less than those he put up this year. (Look at his 2005 rookie year as an indication.) An OPS between 810-840 with a day or two off per week, depending on match-ups, with Balentien backing him up.
Rolen 12 RCAA
Comment: That's his average this season. That's also in about 130 games. If he gets hurt, my guess is either Francisco or Frazier come up to replace him for a DL stint or two. (Francisco graded out as 3+ RCAA, but that's not likely to happen again, IMO.
Phillips 4 RCAA
Comment: His approximate numbers from 2009.
Stubbs/ Dickerson 5 RCAA
Comment: The biggest difference between 2009 and a proposed 2010 is not a new player, but getting rid of an old one. Taveras cost the Reds 25 runs last year offensvely. His replacements, Stubbs and Dickerson, should be around league average to slightly better, if their 2009 numbers can be believed.
Hanigan/ FA -10 RCAA
Comment: Neither Hanigan nor Hernandez were great in 09, and neither Hanigan nor Hernandez's replacement should be expected to be so this year as well.
Janish -25 RCAA
Comment: This is about doubling his 09 numbers. Believe it or not, that's an improvement overall from 2009.
If you add all these up, your primary offensive players total 61 RCAA. Subtract 50 runs for pitchers and 11 for back-ups (though Balentien grades out above average and should see many more ABs next season) and the offense is exactly average.