The blueprint for rebuilding the Reds

Can the Reds recover from their recent turmoil? Here's a 12-step plan for turning around the organization.

Originally Published: August 1, 2003
By Nate Silver | Special to ESPN.com

The Cincinnati Reds are no strangers to hitting rock bottom. The franchise has had its share of sobering moments, ranging from the exile of Pete Rose to the death of Schottzie 01. While the Reds have shown plenty of resilience in the past, it seems that they've fallen off the wagon yet again. In the span of 72 hours, the Reds disposed of their GM, their manager, their best pitcher, and two of their most productive hitters.

What's next -- hiring Robert Downey Jr. as team chaplain? ...

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