Is the bullpen one of the greatest strengths of the Reds? Absolutely. In my opinion, it goes without question.
But how does Cincinnati's relief core compare to the rest of the league? Well, in the mind of ESPN's Buster Olney, Bryan Price's 'pen ranks 7th-best in baseball.
Here is an excerpt taken from Olney's recent "top 10 bullpens" piece:
Sam LeCure, J.J. Hoover, Jonathan Broxton, Manny Parra and Logan Ondrusek will all pitch in for a team that finished seventh in bullpen ERA last season.
Considering the Reds have all major pieces returning from last year, I fully expect Cincy's bullpen to be one of the team's primary strengths again come 2014.