The Unnamed Cincinnati Reds Podcast: Episode 10 Doug Gray February 14, 2018 3 Comments Spring training is officially upon us. This episode of The Unnamed Reds Podcast is the first one we’ve recorded where players are actually participating, sort of, in baseball related activities. Doug and Brian tackled a few topics on the podcast this week. Here’s how they broke down: The first base position for 2018 and how it will play out. Here’s a hint: Joey Votto is good. What are the biggest stories of spring training? How does the middle infield play out with Jose Peraza, Scooter Gennett, Dilson Herrera, and Alex Blandino? Where does Nick Senzel fit in and when could we expect to see him? Bryan Price is heading into the spring with several tiers of pitchers, but mostly it’s the #5 spot that seems up for grabs. Who are the favorites and how could it play out? If you would like to download this episode directly, you can do that here. Subscribing to the podcast and helping out If you would like to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, you can now do that. If you use old fashioned RSS feeds to subscribe to podcasts, you can do that here. We can always use more ratings on iTunes. So if you’ve got a minute we’d greatly appreciate it if you could swing by and give the podcast a rating. It’ll help us move up the rankings and get in front of other listeners. 3 Responses Colorado Red February 14, 2018 First of all Happy Valentines day to all. Second, it is possible to put this on Youtube? I would rather listen to it there (since I do not do podcasts). Reply Wes February 14, 2018 My opinion on lorenzen is that he’s not cut for pen. He looks really good at times but over time he can’t keep his era down. His 4+ era would look a lot better as a starter imo. If he fairs well in the spring- can they send him to Louisville to be groomed as a starter? Or does he have to stay in cincy ? With Mahle, no way he makes team out of spring. Poor team management if he does. Have to save service time ! Reply The Duke February 15, 2018 I think Ervin and Blandino get overlooked, which is a funny thing to say about a first round pick and a supplemental first round pick. Both walk a good amount, neither K at a particularly high rate, they both have a little bit of pop, and both bring some positional versatility. If I’m making the decision, I have both on the opening day 25 man roster, and I give Ervin some run at CF until Billy proves his should be playing every day. Ervin has bounced around the outfield all throughout his minor league career. He has the foot speed for CF, maybe with more consistent reps he improves there and shows he may not be a liability as an every day CF. If he’s in AAA to start the year, I hope he is there as an every day CF. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.