Only a few certainties in Reds' lineup

Originally Published: November 7, 2008
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

The hiring of Dusty Baker and the signing of closer Francisco Cordero created some excitement in Cincinnati, but a thin starting rotation and an attack built around all-or-nothing power hitters led to a disappointing season. The Reds were in last place as late as Aug. 24.

General manager Walt Jocketty traded Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr. in a late-season sell-off. The development of young starters Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto and first baseman Joey Votto kept it from being a ...

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