New arms hold key to Red's fortunes
Cincinnati will be improved, but their NL Central rivals are pretty strong, too.
It is evident to the discerning eye what the Cincinnati Reds are all about heading into the 2019 baseball season.
As spring training opens this week at their complex in Goodyear, Arizona, they are all about 2019. They are not about 2020 or 2021, just 2019.
It is all about their 150-year anniversary, which they will celebrate in many ways during the course of the season.
They want to put both feet forward, freshen up their faces and give fans something worth watching after four straight last-place showings and the loss of 800,000 fans over the last three years.
Colorful Yasiel Puig, who hit 23home runs last year in 405 at-bats, should be a fan favorite, but where will he play? If the Reds keep him in right, that means moving Scott Schebler or giving Nick Senzel the job.