Found October 12, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
  by: Chase Fitzgerald Staff Writer This season ended just awful and I’m going to do you all a favor and not remind you. It really stung to have a great season end like this, but it’s never too early to look at next year. I personally think this team was over-performing but I think this team can win it all next season if they do the steps below. Audience, I give you an off-season check list. The following is a list of moves the Reds have to make in order to win a World Series. So enjoy! 1. Fix Joey Votto Joey Votto was not right when he returned from knee surgery. He still was the most productive player in the line-up getting on base more than half the time, but we all know he wasn’t 100% especially in the post-season. All the talk this entire season was to get the number 1 and 2 guys on in front of him. Well, we did just that in the post-season yet he didn’t get a single RBI. He just seemed frustrated at himself all the time. The Reds number one priority needs to be ge...
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