Well this is my first blog post for this group but I will make it good I swear.
Yes, I think the Reds are actually going to win their division because well the Cubs are not as good as everyone thinks they are. The Brewers don't have the pitching right now. The Cardinals are well not that good.
Now lets look at what the Reds have right now.
They have a really good lineup in a ball park that allows more homeruns than Barry Bonds has. Brandon Phillips and Adam Dunn, and Griffey Jr. are all studs that can create one of the best middle of the lineup in all of baseball. Freel and Patterson can get the table set. Encarnacion is pretty good. Plus they have to great prospects in Votto and Bruce waiting to get their chances.
Of course they always had a hard time with the whole pitching thing but this year is going to be a lot different. Arron Harang is an upper echelon ace. Arroyo is well serviceable. Johnny Cueto could be the NL Rookie of the year and could have a rookie year like Kazmir or Liriano if he stays healthy. He is good. They sured up their bullpen by adding Francisco Cordero to close and have Weathers as a set up man.
In that division they deffinetly have a good chance of winning it. I will go so far as to say that they even have a chance to make it to the World Series. Where there they will end up losing I am sorry from the team up I-71 (my team) the Cleveland Indians.
There you go there is my prediction for the Reds.
P.S. I think Homer Bailyer could regain form and become the great prospect he was before.