The 2011 season looks to be the year that the Cincinnati Reds brought the bats back to their offense. Not satisfied with the hitting of Paul Janish, the team went out and signed the World Series MVP Edgar Renteria to and exercised the options on Johnny Gomes and Bronson Arroyo.
The team looks to be a strong point again this season with a starting rotation of Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey, Edinson Volquez, Travis Wood and Mike Lake. The bullpen looks to be Francisco Codero, Aroldis Chapman, Nick Masset, Bill Bray, Logan Ondrusek, Jared Burton and Daniel Ray Herrera.
The 2010 Cincinnati Reds are looking to improve on their 78-84 2009 record. They are still managed by 3X National League Manager of the year Dusty Baker, who is in the 3rd year of his contract. In the offseason, the team signed Aaron Miles and Orlando Cabrera and let Willy Tavares and Adam Rosales drift into free agency.
The team will look to the younger players on their squad to step up especially Edinson Volquez, who is already recognized as one of the best hitters in the National League.