Classic a long way from Bakersfield
Volquez rebounded nicely after devastating demotion in '07
NEW YORK -- Bakersfield, Calif., and New York City.Edinson Volquez let out a big laugh when the two cities were mentioned Monday. The mere discrepancy between those two cities -- better than any stat or scouting report or explanation about Volquez's 2008 season -- best explains just how far the Reds right-hander has come in the past year.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.