What?! The reds don't need to trade for Grienke or Reyes to be the front runners in the division?!?! I'm confused4
Notable additions: None
Notable subtractions: SP Aaron Harang, RP Arthur Rhodes*, SS Orlando Cabrera*, OF Jim Edmonds*
Thus far this offseason the Reds have opted for the status quo, which isn't a bad idea with a young, presumably improving core. The NL's top run-scoring offense is intact, save for a shortstop swap, as Cabrera left and backup Paul Janish will get the starting nod; both are offensive lightweights, though Janish did outperform Cabrera last year. Harang, Cincinnati's former Opening Day starter, was too costly to return after he couldn't crack last year's playoff rotation, especially with the emergence of Homer Bailey, Mike Leake and Travis Wood.
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The amount of youth and the potential of the core is scary good. Maybe WJ has a plan.