5 Reasons the Cincinnati Reds Will Win 100 Games in 2013

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5 Reasons the Cincinnati Reds Will Win 100 Games in 2013
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The Cincinnati Reds are looking to build on the National League Central division title they won in 2012, and the team has the talent to win 100 games next season.

Most of the team remains the same, but one addition should put them in position to make a deep run next season. The team finally has a leadoff hitter who can get on base, something that has been missing from this team for years.

With the Houston Astros leaving for the American League, the Reds will have a tougher schedule in 2013. Although they still get to face the Astros in interleague play, they don't have the luxury of facing them 15 times a year.

This team is built on pitching and defense. Baseball's best bullpen will be healthy at the start of the season, and they will look to build on last year's success. 

Cincinnati is still waiting to hear back from third baseman Scott Rolen, who was one of the team's leaders. He may be nearing the end of his career, but he is a great presence in the clubhouse.

Whether or not Rolen returns, the team has a nice mix of veterans and youngsters. Barring any serious injuries, the Reds have what it takes to win 100 games next season.

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