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If the Reds hope to make the postseason, Jay Bruce has to have a huge 2012.The 2010 season for the Cincinnati Reds was amazing, something the city hadn’t seen in 15 years. However when dissecting 2011, I never felt disappointed that the Reds hadn’t done better. Most of you fans expected the Reds to be in the postseason hunt. I guess the pessimist in me never got my hopes up. Bronson Arroyo did a 180 and pitched like the Bronson we remembered in years past. The Cuban Missile lost the strike zone for a few months and had to be sent to the minors. The Reds were banking on a healthy Edinson Volquez and we saw what happened. The offense if anything improved on 2010 with a solid 2011 finishing 2nd in the National League in runs scored, 8th in average, 4th in OBP, and 5th in OPS. This was all with an unhealthy Scott Rolen for most of the year, zero production from Stubbs, Janish and Renteria. Joey Votto was Mr. Consistent and shouldered much of the load in 2011. So what went wrong? Pitchin...
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