Cincinnati Reds Preview
ABOUT BASEBALL previews the 2005 Cincinnati Reds.
2004 Record: 76-86,
4th place in NL Central
Home Ballpark: Great American Ballpark
Manager: Dave Miley
ADDITIONS: SS -
Rich Aurilia, RP - Kent Mercker, SP - Eric Milton, SP - Ramon
Ortiz, 3B - Joe Randa, RP - David Weathers, RP - Ben Weber
- Juan Castro, LP - Phil Norton, RP - John Riedling, RP - Gabe
Jimenez (2B), Joe Randa (3B), Sean Casey (1B), Adam Dunn (LF),
Ken Griffey Jr. (CF), Austin Kearns (RF), Rich Aurilia (SS),
Jason LaRue (C)
Wilson (RHP), Eric Milton (LHP), Ramon Ortiz (RHP), Aaron Harang
(RHP), Brandon Claussen (LHP)
OUTLOOK: If I
were a betting man, I'd put money on the fact that Griffey will
get hurt again.
If he doesn't and the Reds' decent arms pitch all
reach their full potential - this is a club that could turn some
heads. Powerful Dunn can hit balls as far as the best of 'em.
All in all, this is probably a .500 club any way you slice it.