2020 MLB season: Don’t sleep on these teams

MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 29: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds talks with Eugenio Suarez #7 against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 29: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds talks with Eugenio Suarez #7 against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 29: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds talks with Eugenio Suarez #7 against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 29: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds talks with Eugenio Suarez #7 against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

2020 MLB season: Don’t Sleep On These Teams

Cincinnati Reds – 2019 record: 75-87

Just the names of the people added this offseason by the Reds has me bought it:

Mike Moustakas, Nicholas Castellanos, Shogo Akiyama.

Add that to a lineup that already has Eugenio Suarez, Joey Votto, and Aristedes Aquino.

No baseball is safe in Great American Ballpark.

On top of that, their rotation is solid on top with Sonny Gray, Bauer and Luis Castillo covering three of every five games. Tough to beat that.

The Reds played very middle of the road for a lot of last year but it was their first season with a new manager. More importantly, it was their first season surpassing 70 wins since 2014.

The NL Central may be the most up for grabs division of the six. the Cardinals weren’t very loud this offseason even though they won the division.

The Brewers subtracted more than what they gained so who knows if they can retain a wild card spot.

The Cubs have been confusing with rumors of trading a disgruntled Kris Bryant and just an underwhelming 2019 season.

The Reds have stockpiled their team to compete now, and given the youth that supports most of the roster, they could be the best in the Central for a while.