The Cincinnati Reds had a successful regular season. Despite a multitude of injuries to key players like Johnny Cueto, Sean Marshall, Jonathan Broxton and Ryan Ludwick, the team was able to win at least 90 games for the second straight season.
The postseason, however, brought about a quick exit for a second straight season. The team struggled against the Pirates in the NL Wild Card Game, managing just two runs on six hits, compared to the six runs scored on 14 hits by Pittsburgh.
Because of this, a multitude of changes will take place in Cincinnati this season. Manager Dusty Baker has already been fired, and the vacancy that move created still remains. Beyond this need though, the Reds will need a decision on Billy Hamilton, and several players to fill key roles with the team.
In this article, we'll take a look at the Reds' five biggest needs and rank them in order of importance.
Let's get into it!
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