Although this is considered a rebuilding year for the Cincinnati Reds, you never know how the season will eventually shake out. The Reds lost 98 games in 2015 so there is certainly room for improvement throughout this season. In an effort towards forward progress, they traded away their second best hitter and high end closer in and around the trade deadline last season. Rotation-wise, in 2015 the Reds traded away Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon in the offseason then traded Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake at the deadline. This left them with an all-rookie rotation from late July on. In 2016, veteran Homer Bailey will be back from Tommy John surgery and will be joined by right handers Anthony DeSclafani and Raisel Iglesias. Cincinnati’s bullpen competition is wide open and will most likely be made up of young arms. The Reds are banking on shortstop Zack Cozart to return to form this season after a major knee injury sidelined him last June. Attempts to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips failed to make room for young prospect Jose Peraza, so Phillips will in the 2016 lineup which is not a bad thing. Joey Votto at first base is rock solid and should continue to get better following his injury riddled 2014 while the Reds will try Eugenio Suarez at third to replace
Todd Frazier who was dealt this offseason. At center field, Billy Hamilton will be back and is a solid defender
with crazy speed. Jay Bruce returns in right while left field could be a platoon situation. Behind the plate, Devin Mesoraco is coming off hip surgery but his return will be instrumental in both leadership and offense for this Reds team to have a chance to contend this season.
The 2016 Reds aren’t dealing with high expectations from anyone, which puts them in a great spot to play the spoiler this season. Health will be a major factor and if their top guys can remain on the field, they have a chance to take a huge step forward. Be sure to secure all your Cincinnati Reds tickets, grab some peanuts and head out to ballpark this summer.
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