With the 2019 season coming to a close, we’ve now seen 10 versions of the Cincinnati Reds since 2010. It’s time to announce the all-decade team.
One of the best parts about being a fan of a professional baseball team, is that once you begin to follow them for several years, and eventually several decades, you become a fan of all new generations of players to root for. In the long history of the Cincinnati Reds franchise, that principle has been true, as fans in the Queen City have worshipped many beloved heroes, such as Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Barry Larkin and more.
The last decade of Reds baseball has been no different. Beginning in 2010, with a surprise NL Central Division Championship, capped by a walk-off home run by Jay Bruce, and concluding with a 2019 season that has given fans hope that the latest rebuild that the Reds have embarked on is going to produce fruitful results in the near future.
Over the last ten years, the Reds have embraced new superstars, led of course by Joey Votto, the 2010 NL MVP, Johnny Cueto, who came ever so close to taking home the NL Cy Young Award in 2014, and even Eugenio Suarez, who is currently on a quest to becoming just the second Red in franchise history to hit 50 home runs in a season.
Regardless of some of the results, the last decade has been an entertaining time to be a Reds fan. So, without further ado, here are the players that made it possible. Enjoy the Cincinnati Reds All-Decade Team of the 2010s.