Five Predictions for the Cincinnati Reds in the Second Half of 2014

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Sep 8, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds mascots Rosie Red , Mr. Red and Mr. Redlegs race around the ballpark during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park. The Reds swept the Dodgers in the three game series. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

The Reds wrapped up their first half of the 2014 season on Sunday with a four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants.   That victory left them tied with St. Louis Cardinals in both the Central and Wild Card standings and pushed the Reds’ record to five games over .500.   What seemed like maybe a lost season a few weeks ago now appears to be full of promise, and fans are starting to buzz about the possibilities.  Against that backdrop of positive vibes, I hereby offer my five bold predictions for the Reds in the next 81 games.