Who is No. 1? Maybe not Harang

In the previous four springs I’ve been on the Reds beat, there was never any question who the No. 1 starter was in camp or who would start on Opening Day. It was always Aaron Harang.

Back-to-back six-win seasons can change that certainly. Talking to reporters on Friday, manager Dusty Baker wasn’t ready to say Harang was the ace.

“I don’t know,” Baker said. “We have to talk about it – what’s best for him, what’s best for us. He’s big in our equation. We tried to keep everybody here because we feel they can still do the job.”

An Opening Day starter has yet to be determined as well.

“Me and Bryan [Price] talked about it a little bit but not much,” Baker said. “We have to get through the spring first. We’re in a performance based occupation, like most, but probably even more. It’s a big responsibility being a No. 1, you know.”

I will have a more detailed story about Harang later today on MLB.com/Reds.com

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