CAIRO Projects the Reds to win the NL Central

No, not that Cairo.

CAIRO is predicting that the Cincinnati Reds go about 87 and 75 on the year; good for a little bit less than 0.6 better than teams like the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals. Right now, they like the Cubbies to place 4th in the division.

There’s still plenty of time for things to change, but as of the new roster updates of February 8th, CAIRO projects a 41.8% chance of the Reds making it to the playoffs. Basically, the Reds, Brewers, and Cardinals are all seen as equal with a very slight edge going to the Reds.

If you don’t know what CAIRO is, just know that it’s a formula (not an aging utility man) used to make projections. They’re conservative and typically pretty accurate.