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Cincinnati Reds: Results vs. Predictions

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

I, just like every other writer/blogger/fan in America, made my bold and prescient predictions way back at the end of March as to how the Central Division of the National League would end up.  As a Cincinnati Reds blogger, I was, admittedly, a little biased in their favor.  You can go back to my prediction #4 and check out my accuracy, or you can read the brief run down as to what I predicted:

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers would take a step back because of the subtractions of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. The Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs would be totally lost, as usually, in trying to find an identity and would lose often. I predicted that the Pittsburgh Pirates would hold strong until around July and then falter. The Cincinnati Reds had made incredible additions to their rosters. I noted that Zack Cozart would be in contention for NL ROY, Johnny Cueto would be for Cy Young and, of course, Joey Votto is your NL MVP. In addition, I paid particular attention to the signing of Mat Latos. I said he would start out slow, but as the summer heated up, so would he.

Here is how I saw the season standings ending in September:
1. Cincinnati Reds
2. St. Louis Cardinals
3. Milwaukee Brewers
4. Pittsburgh Pirates
5. Chicago Cubs
6. Houston Astros

Well, let’s see how the NL Central ended up, shall we?
1. Cincinnati Reds
2. St. Louis Cardinals
3. Milwaukee Brewers
4. Pittsburgh Pirates
5. Chicago Cubs
6. Houston Astros

Give me some credit here. I nailed the standings. I got the subtractions part, the Pirates fading, Votto MVP (until he got hurt), Cueto for Cy Young, Cozart in discussion for NL YOR and Latos heating up throughout the summer. You’ve got to give it up for your humble Cincinnati Reds blogger here. I did pretty well.