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For our 2012 NL Central Champions, we turn our heads back to Cincinnati.
The Reds roster is filled with high-upside players and are made to win.
Offensively, they're one of the best in the Central. The middle of their lineup is solidified by Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. Votto is one of the best players in the league, and Bruce has a huge ceiling.
They're joined by veterans Scott "I just keep rolling" Rolen, Brandon "I tweet as often as I save runs" Phillips and Drew "5-tool stud" Stubbs.
Rounding out the crew are Zack Cozart and Devin Mesoraco. Both are high-upside players who could pay huge dividends in 2012.
On the other side of the ball, we find one of the biggest improvements to Cincinnati's roster.
The rotation features ace Johnny Cueto, who continues to grow and improve. Backing him is huge acquisition Mat Latos. Latos was an ace in San Diego, and he has the youth and upside to become a huge boon for the Reds.
Rounding out the rotation is a list of inning-eating, mediocre upside arms. The x-factor in the Reds pitching is fireballer Aroldis Chapman, who could break out in a huge way in 2012.
The Reds flashed brilliance in 2010 and suffered setbacks in 2011. However, 2012 is a new year, and this season is looking real good.