Over the next few weeks as we lead up to the regular season we’ll be bringing you a team by team preview of the NL Central. We start our tour of the Central with the defending division champion Cincinnati Reds. First we’ll take a look back at 2010. What were the Reds strengths last season? Let’s turn to their WAR breakdown chart (all WAR data from http://www.baseball-reference.com/)
As I mentioned in our roundtable about the NL Central I am most impressed with the Reds balance. The above chart seems to echo that sentiment as they have solid contributions from all facets of the game. So how likely are they to perform on a similar level next year?