Could this be the year the stars align just right for the Reds? Could this be the year Cincinnati celebrates its first World Series title since 1990?
The Reds have been stockpiling talent for a decade now in preparation to contend for a championship. Their ability to scout, draft, and develop players has led to the franchise's recent success, which includes a division crown in 2010, and another in 2012. However, the Reds have yet to break through to the World Series, let alone an appearance in the NLDS.
But the 2013 campaign may be different.
Cincinnati seems to have all the pieces to make a push to the title. They boast a dominating bullpen, a formidable offense, a sharp defense, and an above-average starting rotation. Oh, and they also have Joey Votto.
When asked by Big League Stew how important winning a World Series is to him, this is what the former MVP had to say.
"At this point for me, it's the most important thing in my career. In the past, as a ...