ICYMI: Why the Cincinnati Reds Can Win the World Series in 2013

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Aug. 29, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Cincinnati Reds shortstop Brandon Phillips celebrates a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Following a playoff appearance in 2012, The Cincinnati Reds are in a perfect position to repeat as NL Central champions, even with teams like the potent St. Louis Cardinals and the wildcard Milwaukee Brewers and looking to make runs of their own.

Last year, the Reds charged into the bayside area of California and took down the home Giants twice in overwhelming fashion. The two confident wins left little to the imagination of the high hopes the Reds had for last year’s postseason.

However, the strong output from the pitching staff and the offense took a dive when the NL Central champions returned home. Faced again and then again with being in a win-and-advance position, the Reds ended up losing three straight to end their ideas of any World Series run.

I think that can change this year.

Cincinnati has all the makings of another strong showing in the 2013 season, and they should be one of the favorites to take home the title of World Series champs this year.

Finally, something Cincinnati fans could have to brag about.

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