Reds PreviewSporting News prediction: The Reds will repeat as NL Central champions and make back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since the 1975-76 seasons.
Not surprising considering the young talent on this team, which is only going to get better with time. We just don't need any injuries to derail us. Good read and thanks for the link.
I just read that this morning! Opening Day can't get here soon enough!
"Rounding Third and Heading for Home"
Given the wealth of young talent and overall depth among the top 40 or so players in this organization, I'm not sure why more pundits aren't reviewing the Reds similarly.
How many other teams have 3 guys starting the year in AAA (in all likelihood, that is) that made the big league contributions that Leake, Maloney, and Lecure did last year?
Also, beyond the 5 that seem locks to make the bullpen (Cordero, Masset, Chapman, Bray, Ondrusek) the Reds have an abundance of quality arms, many of whom have prior big league success (Jordan Smith, Arredondo, Willis, Herrera, Fischer, Burton, Del Rosario, Joseph)
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.
It's the REDS' Division to lose, both literally (we are the defending National League Central Champions) and figuratively (we are the most talented team).
We're next to last in the Division in payroll expense, just ahead of the Pirates.
Anyone think that people are overlooking Houston's chances in this division? They have some good young talent on that club.
The Reds chances are even higher than ever now after first Wainwright and now Carpenter pulling a hammy, And I think I read that Greinke is battling some kind of bruise, i dont know the seriousness of them but i know hammy injuries can stick around for a while. I'm loving the way our team is looking and cant wait for the season to start. Our number one need is to.... STAY HEALTHY!
When you play this game twenty years, go to bat ten-thousand times, and get three-thousand hits, do you know what that means? You've gone zero for seven-thousand. - Pete Rose for HOF!
Their young pitchers like Wandy and JA Happ finished strong and Brett Myers is pretty good.
They'd need to have a turn back the clock season from Carlos Lee and a young hitter or two step up. Not likely, but crazier things have happened. These guys did go 33-27 after the trade deadline last year.