Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cincinnati Reds Season 37 Preview

Cincinnati Reds
Season 36:  81-81
GM:  wrecks

With a protected pick this year, management decided that the rebuild is over and dove into the Type A market by signing both Wayne Counsell (P) and Mitch Mirabelli  to bolster a weak bullpen. We also signed middle of the order bat Gerald Crane (RF) and will be calling up top prospects Ramon Baek (2B) (Season 35 #3 overall), Richie Graves (SS) (Season 34 #2 overall), and Corban Parnell (P) (Season 34 #7 overall).

With a solid starting staff led by Pablo Suarez (P) and a rebuilt bullpen, the pitching should be solid. The addition of Crane to Stan Robinson (2B) , and the power-hitting prospects should improve the offense from last year. The team has a few holes, including no real leadoff hitter and is very young, but the future is bright. We are expecting to battle for the division and hope at minimum to make the playoffs.

-- wrecks

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