New arms hold key to Red's for­tunes

Cincin­nati will be im­proved, but their NL Cen­tral ri­vals are pretty strong, too.

Dayton Daily News - - SPORTS - Hal McCoy Cov­er­ing the Reds

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.

JAYNE KAMINONCEA / GETTY IM­AGES 2016

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.

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