I have been pretty silent this spring training but I am still watching and listening to everything that is going on. First, the injury to Ryan Madson stung a little but that kind of thing happens in baseball. The Reds took a gamble and it didn’t work out. Second, Joey Votto is staying with the team. I am very happy with this move because it really shows the head office wants to put together a top team for many years to come. They have many options for Brandon Phillips if they decide to trade him. Of course when I say options I mean they have young players ready or one year away from being ready to play his position. I do not mean in no way that they would be better than him at 2B. Joey Votto, in my mind can not be replaced as easily.
I am looking forward to what happens this season and I am very happy to see the time is finally here to start playing ball. And just so you all know, I still believe the Reds have the best team in the Central. I wish you all a great season. I will post more often now that the season is starting and give my thoughts on games and deals when they happen. Go Reds!!!