The Cincinnati Reds made some serious offseason moves to allow them a good shot at a division crown, or at least a playoff berth.
Spring training is underway, and there are many players in Goodyear, Arizona all competing for a spot on the 25-man roster that will be headed to Cincinnati for the start of the season.
Some on the list will be obvious, while others are on the bubble and will continue to float along or burst.
Let me start this list by giving you the obvious choices, which should be expected by almost all Reds fans: Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen, Ryan Ludwick, Drew Stubbs, Jay Bruce, Devin Mesoraco, Ryan Hanigan, Chris Heisey, Bronson Arroyo, Mat Latos, Mike Leake, Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, Ryan Madson and Sean Marshall.
That list is comprised of 16 players, meaning there are nine bubbles which will float on to Cincinnati, while the others will go to Louisville, one of the other minor-league squads or sent walking.