Originally written March 20, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
I don't know if you can call a 79-83 season a "disaster year", but for the 2010 NL Central champion Reds, it was pretty close. They finished third a season after winning the division crown, and nothing changed all that much. 2010 MVP Joey Votto raked again, they didn't get destroyed with injuries...it just kind of all went wrong. But the Reds retooled for 2012, and it's looking like a three horse race this season. Reds on TOCEnd of Season PostmortemTop Ten ProspectsYou May Say I'm a Dreamer  Depth Chart (3/20)C: Ryan Hanigan1B: Joey Votto2B: Brandon PhillipsSS: Zach Cozart3B: Scott RolenLF: Chris HeiseyCF: Drew StubbsRF: Jay BruceSP: Mat LatosSP: Johnny CuetoSP: Bronson ArroyoSP: Mike LeakeSP: Homer BaileyCL: Ryan Madson New FacesThe Reds acquired a legitimate top of the order starter in Mat Latos from the Padres for a bounty of prospects (and Edinson Volquez). The team also wanted a legitimate closer instead of Francisco Cordero, so they signed Ryan M...
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