It’s halfway through the season, and the Cincinnati Reds hold a presentable 48-36 record. The club is only four games out of first place, and there’s a plethora of reasons why they’re not leading the NL Central.
However, there are just as many reasons why the Reds have had a successful first half. Some attributes are due to Brandon Phillips’ flashy defense or Mike Leake’s stellar year on the mound.
Let’s go ahead and give out the first-half awards to the Cincinnati Reds players that got them this far in 2013.
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