Despite the talented arms this organization has had, no pitcher has won a Cy Young award while pitching for the Reds.
With Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos and Homer Bailey in the rotation, one of them is bound to win the award in the next few seasons.
Cueto went 19-9 with a 2.78 ERA and finished fourth in the 2012 NL Cy Young voting. In any other year, his performance might have been good enough to win the award.
Latos went 14-4 (13-2 after April) with a 3.48 ERA, and Bailey wasn't far behind with his 3.68 ERA and 13-10 record. The record is misleading for Bailey because he was the victim of low run support and blown saves.
Those numbers are all impressive when fans realize that they pitched at Great American Ball Park for half of their starts. The trio managed to keep the ball down and pitch effectively in the small ballpark.
The trio will begin to gain more respect as the Reds continue to win division titles, and it will result in one of them finally bringing a Cy Young award to Cincinnati.
If one of those starters doesn't win the award, Aroldis Chapman could win the award no matter what his role is. He finished eighth in this year's voting as a closer.
His move to the rotation could lead to him becoming the most dominant starter in baseball and easily capture the Cy Young. He is easily the most recognizable pitcher on this team, so voters will be willing to watch him all season.
If he moves back to the bullpen, he still has the potential to win the award. Eric Gagne won the 2003 NL Cy Young award as a closer, so it is possible for a reliever to win it.
Cincinnati has plenty of options to win the award, so expect one of the team's pitchers to give the organization its first Cy Young.