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Know the enemy: Breaking down the 2015 Cincinnati Reds

Aug 6, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds unveil the All Star Game logo prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 6, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds unveil the All Star Game logo prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 4, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds 3rd baseman Todd Frazier (21) gets mobbed by his teammates after hitting a walk off double to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports
May 4, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds 3rd baseman Todd Frazier (21) gets mobbed by his teammates after hitting a walk off double to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports /

For the Reds, it all comes down to health.

If Phillips and Votto stay in the lineup and the supporting cast of Frazier, Hamilton and Mesoraco continue to do their thing with the bat, this team could be a legitimate contender in the National League Central.

With a young back-end of the starting rotation, there’s bound to be some question marks. That being said, a staff anchored by Cueto and Bailey has a lot going for it and when you have Aroldis Chapman at the back end of the game, things could definitely be worse.

Projected finish: 82-80, Fifth in NL Central

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