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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Cincinnati Reds

They led the National League in runs, but had too many question marks to capitalize

Originally Published: September 17, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Bronson ArroyoAP Photo/Matt SlocumBronson Arroyo has allowed 44 homers, which is 13 more than any other NL hurler.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

Today we bid farewell to the Cincinnati Reds, a team many thought would repeat as National League Central champs.