SI writer predicts Reds will win World Series

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - At least one national sports writer is a big fan of the 2012 Reds.

Joe Sheehan, a writer for Sports Illustrated, is predicting that the Reds will win the 2012 World Series.

Sheehan says the Reds will "ride the bats of Joey Votto and Jay Bruce into the World Series, where rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco and a deep bullpen dispatch Texas in six games."

Sheehan says the American League arguably has the best five teams in baseball, but the Reds will win a weak National League Central Division.

The prediction is one of several that Sheehan makes about the upcoming season.

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