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ESPN's Buster Olney has been a fixture on Redlegs Review this week. And as long as he continues to churn out material for us to debate about, his stuff will continue to appear on the blog. In his latest post, Olney asked for the commentary of industry experts to help evaluate and justify his top 10 team rankings. Cincinnati came in at No. 4 and this is what the anonymous talent evaluators had to say: 4. Cincinnati RedsNL evaluator: "I consider them at No. 1; they have it all with Shin-Soo Choo, a brilliant addition."AL evaluator: "I don't necessarily drink the Reds Kool-Aid. They are losing the Astros from their schedule." He notes that although the Reds won 97 games, there were seven teams with a better run differential than the Reds last year." Both sources make valid arguments. The Reds will undoubtedly be improved with Choo at the top, but losing out on playing the hapless Astros 15-18 times a season will certainly bring down the overall...
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