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The Cincinnati Reds were very successful in 2012, winning 97 games and falling just short of beating the Giants in the NLDS, and they should only improve in 2013.
The Reds were nearly good enough to win the pennant last year, and with a roster that's a bit better, they could very possibly get it done this time.
Their starting rotation should only get better, as they keep all the starters from last year and add flame-thrower Aroldis Chapman to the mix.
Not much is changed with the lineup, but the main difference is a positive one for the Reds: Shin-Soo Choo replacing the weaker-hitting Drew Stubbs. Also, if Joey Votto can stay healthy and play a full season this year, that would obviously be a big plus.
The Reds are also a very well-rounded club with no weaknesses that stand out. Last season, Cincinnati ranked in the top 10 in runs scored, ERA and UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating).