Baseball Prospectus has ranked the Major League teams by projected finish for the 2009 season. They have projected the Reds to finish with a 79-83 record and 4th in the NL Central, one game behind the 3rd place Cardinals. BP has projected that the Reds will score 779 runs, to rank their offense at 9th in the NL. The pitchers are projected to allow 798 runs, ranking the pitching staff 10th in the NL.
These rankings are about what I’d expect, given the roster that the Reds are taking to spring training. Things could get better in the event a whole lot of “IFs” fall into place. What do you think? Are these Reds projections a reflection of what you expect for this upcoming season?