Manager: Bryan Price (second season). Key newcomers: OF Marlon Byrd (trade, Phillies), RP Kevin Gregg (free agent, Marlins). Key losses: SP Mat Latos (trade, Marlins), SP Alfredo Simon (trade, Tigers), OF Ryan Ludwick (free agent, Rangers). Roster
Three things to watch: Rotation replacements
The Reds traded Latos and Simon to shed payroll and now must replace the pair in the rotation. Who will fill those spots? Left-hander Tony Cingrani figures to take over one after he missed much of last season with a sore shoulder. The other looks like an open competition between Anthony DeSclafani, Jason Marquis and Raisel Iglesias.
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Three things to watch: Votto's health
First baseman Joey Votto missed 99 games last season and didn’t play after July 5 because of strained muscles above his left knee. If he gets back to his MVP form of 2010, the Reds offense that struggled to score runs will be much better.
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Three things to watch: More dangerous Hamilton
Center field speedster Billy Hamilton stole 56 bases and was runner-up in NL Rookie of the Year voting. But he hit just .250 and had a .292 on-base percentage out of the leadoff spot. Those have to improve to truly be able to take advantage of his biggest weapon: Game-changing speed.