Earlier this month I talked to a few guys who should shed more spotlight on this issue and what fans can expect from the Reds in the coming season. Former Reds outfielder Glenn Brags and Hall of Fame Broadcaster Marty Brennaman on the keys to Reds success in 2010:
While consistent hitting, minimal injuries and defense are the main keys to improvement, your strengths must stay strong. Paul Janish and Brandon Phillips are expected to make up one of the better defensive middle infields in Major League Baseball. For Phillips it's the balance between individual achievement and team success that is the most important for him. Can Brandon Phillips repeat his 2008 season in which he won the Gold Glove? I talked to Brandon what he hopes to accomplish and here is what he had to say:
The Cincinnati Reds have a lot to improve on but it is widely believed that they have the guys to do it. With Dusty Baker as manager anything is possible. Many believe the addition of Orlando Cabrera will give the Reds a little more beef in the line-up.
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