The Cincinnati Reds are wrapping up a disappointing 2014 season, and there are a few things the organization must do this offseason in order to make sure next season goes much better.

Bryan Price’s first season as manager didn’t go as planned. Fans can put the majority of the blame on injuries, but there is no question that the team could use some help even when its healthy.

All eyes will be on the Reds front office this season to see if it trades away one—or more—of its starting pitchers. Four of the team’s current five starters are set to hit the free-agent market after the 2015 season. Trading away a starter could help the club’s current payroll and build for the future. However, the team could try to make a run at things next season by keeping all of the pitchers.

There won’t be any trades or free-agent signings on this list. Until the front office makes it known what it plans to do with its pitchers, fans won’t know if the Reds will be pushing to win next season or go through a bit of a rebuilding phase. That doesn’t mean the club can’t make some key decisions to improve its team regardless of its strategy.

This offseason will be the most important one Cincinnati has had in years. Keep reading to see what the organization needs to do in order to rebound next season.

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