Why The Cincinnati Reds Are Closer To Contention Than They Look

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Why The Cincinnati Reds Are Closer To Contention Than They Look
Why The Cincinnati Reds Are Closer To Contention Than They Look

The Cincinnati Reds look, on the surface to be lost in the lower end of the National League's middle class. They play in a division with three active contenders (the Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs), and they finished 2019 with a 75-87 record. Just getting into the upper half of their own division seems a tall task, let alone becoming real contenders. Yet, there's more to the Reds than their 2019 record, and with some savvy offseason acquisitions, they could be primed to surprise a few people in the next decade. Staying with their team-level 2019 performance for another moment, the Reds were roughly even when it comes to runs scored (4.33 per game) and runs allowed (4.39 per game). By those figures,

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