Cincinnati Reds: Finding the Positives in a Miserable Season

Let’s face it, the Cincinnati Reds had possibly their worst season, ever. Almost everything that could have gone wrong, did. The purpose of this article is to highlight the few items that were spared from the dumpster fire that was the Reds in 2015.

Joey Votto

Joseph Daniel Votto has been the brightest spot on the Reds and one of the best stories in the entire MLB this season. He set records left and right and finally looks “elite” again. He posted some of the greatest numbers in Reds history this season, and nobody is going to care because, frankly, the Reds suck. Just take a look at some of Votto’s numbers. And most incredibly of all, he did the impossible, he shut up Marty Brennaman.

Brayan Pena‘s Twitter account

Truly one of the gems that MLB has to offer is Brayan Pena, the self proclaimed #GreatPerson. No, really, look at his Twitter bio. He continues to interact with fans unlike any other player in the league and is just a genuinely great person. Sometimes it is nice to have someone screaming at Billy Hamilton to wake up for his workout, and later forcing him to pay two donuts and a Diet Coke in return. Reds Country is truly blessed to have Brayan Pena around, and I believe I speak for the city of Cincinnati when I say I hope he never leaves.

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Todd Frazier wins the Home Run Derby in Cincinnati

Possibly my favorite moment from this season is when Frazier took home the Home Run Derby crown, and the entire city of Cincinnati lost their minds. I do not think I have ever been so excited in my life, and it is a memory that truly will last me a lifetime.

Raisel Iglesias looks like he has ace potential

Iglesias truly was one of the lone future bright spots looking to the future. In the months he was up in Cincinnati, he dominated batters left and right and showed that he has potential to be one of the better starters in the league in a few years. I am extremely excited to see how he handles it and what he accomplishes.

It has been a rough season. I am really looking forward to what 2016 has to offer and I cannot wait to share the memories with all of you. That’s all for now. See you next year, Cincinnati.

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