The Reds fell to 2-10 in spring training action yesterday. Fortunately, spring training records mean next to nothing.
Joey Votto has decided that he will be playing in the World Baseball Classic. That opens up an opportunity for Neftali Soto to make a strong impression, both with the Reds and perhaps on other teams who may be looking to add talent via trade. The Reds have said they are considering Soto to play some third base, but he is still most likely to be helpful for the Reds as a trade piece.
Tony Cingrani has an impressive pick-off move and talks about it a little bit with Mark Sheldon. Apparently he had 8 pick-offs in his 16 starts with Pensacola last year. Lefties always have the advantage since they don’t have to turn to throw to first, but still, that is a lot of pick-offs.
Discussion topic for this slow news day: Who is your pick for breakout prospect for 2013 and why do you feel that way?