A year removed from a division title, the 2011 Cincinnati Reds had an incredibly underwhelming and frustrating season. The 79-83 record only begins to tell the story, and worse yet, the Brewers ran away with the division and met the Cardinals in the NLCS, where the Cards would advance and win the World Series.
However, Walt Jocketty has made the moves to become a contender this year, first trading for Mat Latos, then the same for Sean Marshall. Then they surprised nearly everyone by signing Ryan Madson and capped it off with the signing of Ryan Ludwick.
With the Cards and Brewers taking big hits this year, the Reds appear to be the front runners coming into the season. I decided to sit down and take a look at what the starting lineup and rotation might look like this year.