MLB Team Needs 2014: Cincinnati Reds

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 26, 2014

The Cincinnati Reds proved that they have the bats, arms and speed to make it to the MLB postseason. Unfortunately, they also illustrate that nothing is easy in this league.

Despite losses such as Bronson Arroyo and Shin-Soo Choo, Cincinnati, for a large part, stayed the course in the offseason, deciding not to bring in a wealth of high-priced talent.  

MLB Analyst Gabe Zaldivar breaks down the chances of the Reds as they head into the 2014 season—one that will begin with a wealth of questions.

The Reds will hope that youth will be the answer they need both in center field and in the starting rotation.

Billy Hamilton will have the full-time gig in center field, hoping to prove he is far more than a lightning-quick asset on the basepaths.

Tony Cingrani will attempt to fill a sizable hole left by Arroyo. But the biggest issue facing the club is the huge void left after a horrible injury sustained by Aroldis Chapman, something Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi believes can be helped via the trade market.

It is here that we begin a great debate that will only be fully answered 162 games at a time. Go ahead and offer your assessment below.

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