Cincinnati Reds: Predicting where the team will finish in the NL Central

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 16: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 16, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 16: Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 16, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with Scott Schebler #43 of the Cincinnati Reds after hitting a grand slam against San Diego Padres in the second inning at Great American Ball Park on September 8, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

It’s prediction time. As a group, the Blog Red Machine writing team sat down to give our predictions for how the Cincinnati Reds will finish in the NL Central division.

Who doesn’t like predictions this time of year, right? The writing team at Blog Red Machine sat down and discussed how we all feel that the 2019 Cincinnati Reds season will play out. While we were all over the map as it pertains to win totals and where the club will finish in 2019, one thing was for sure, everyone predicted that the Reds will be much improved this season.

The Cincinnati Reds added some veteran bats and veteran pitchers this offseason. Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and Alex Wood came over from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tanner Roark was traded from the Washington Nationals, and Sonny Gray was dealt from the New York Yankees. There’s no denying that, on paper, this is the best team the Reds have put together in some time.

But, as we all know, the games are played on the field and not on paper. The National League Central division is arguably the best, top-to-bottom, in all of Major League Baseball. The Chicago Cubs underachieved last year and were bounced in the Wild Card. The Milwaukee Brewers were one win away from making it to the World Series and the St. Louis Cardinals upgraded their lineup and bullpen.

The Reds are close, closer than they’ve been in years and most fans and experts believe that the team will be much more competitive this season. So, the question is, where does this year’s Cincinnati Reds team finish in the NL Central division? Let’s find out what the writing team at BRM thinks.