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Choo Gives Cincinnati Lineup a Makeover

The Reds are coming off a successful season based on a strong pitching staff. Offseason moves have upgraded the lineup as they seek to return to contention for an NL championship. Production from leadoff and avoiding injuries will boost the number of times they cross the plate in 2013.

Optimism is unusually high in the Cincinnati baseball world with the bulk of their personnel returning off a season when the Reds captured their second division crown in three years. Unlike after their previous post season appearance, this time they were not content to stick with status quo during the offseason. That looks like a good idea because the Nationals, Braves, and Dodgers have brought... Recommended Stories