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Predicting Decisions the Cincinnati Reds Will Make on Impending Free Agents
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The Cincinnati Reds are right in the thick of one of the tightest division races in all of baseball.

The Cardinals, Reds and Pirates are currently all separated by four games atop the NL Central standings.

Even though the team is bogged down in what is arguably the toughest playoff race in the league, it's not too early to start turning our attention toward the 2013-14 offseason.

The Reds will have six players entering free agency following the 2013 season—excluding players who are only arbitration eligible. Though some, like Nick Masset, Manny Parra and Cesar Izturis have yet to have any significant positive effect on the team, others like Xavier Paul, Shin-Soo Choo and Bronson Arroyo have had profound impacts on the team's first 74 games.

It goes without saying that not all of these Reds will be brought back. Some could be let go due to financial reasons while others are performing so poorly that they may not make it through this season, let alone the impending offseason.

With that said, here are predictions for the fates of the six Reds' free agents for the 2013-14 offseason.

 

All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and are current through June 20, 2013.

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