More so than perhaps any other team entering or already well into a rebuild, the Cincinnati Reds are behind schedule. While they watched three division rivals make the playoffs, and the fourth sell off key parts and begin their rebuild in earnest, the Reds sat back at the trade deadline and did little of consequence outside of the trades of free agents-to-be Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake. Now the Reds are tasked with beginning a rebuild, or reset, or whatever they would like to call it. The Reds have quite a few players on large contracts and a minor league system that is better following some trade deadline moves, but arguably not as good as it could be.
The Reds still have a lot of work to do to become a contender once again. Here are four things the Reds must do this offseason to get the ball moving towards contender status in the future.