Predictions are difficult, especially when you’re predicting 10 years into the future. Who will make the Cincinnati Reds all-decade team for the 2020s?
As Doctor Emmett Brown once said, “Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it.” While no one throughout Reds Country has any idea what’s in store for their favorite team, it’s always a fun exercise to predict what will happen next. As we enter a new decade, what will the Cincinnati Reds all-decade team look like for the 2020s?
Not too long ago, Blog Red Machine took a look back at the best players from the last decade. Fans fondly remember players like Brandon Phillips, Adam Duvall, Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier from the Reds teams that returned to the playoffs three times from 2010-2019.
Would you have predicted the success we saw from Joey Votto or Billy Hamilton back before the 2010 season began? Maybe, maybe not. But there in lies the fun. The Cincinnati Reds have a relatively young roster with plenty of players capable of playing multiple seasons in the Queen City. Several young prospects look the part of elite-level major leaguers as well.
So, knowing what we know, what might the next decade of Reds baseball look like? Obviously none of us thought we’d be sitting here in the middle of April with no games having yet been played, so there’s no exact science to this, just some educated guesses. Let’s see what the all-decade team from the 2020s might resemble.