It’s February…camp is close
The calendar has flipped to Feb. 1, which means we are essentially into the final stretch of the Reds off-season. Camp opens on Feb. 19 when pitchers and catchers report. I report to Arizona on the 18th. With this wacky warmer weather we’ve had, I only have 17 days to go in the bid to avoid using a snow shovel for the entire winter. Is writing that like jinxing a potential no-hitter?
*The Reds will load up their big truck for Goodyear on Feb. 9. It leaves GABP the following day.
*There are currently 55 players headed to camp. It will be 56 once LHP Jeff Francis is formally added as a non-roster player. It would not shock me if another one or two end up coming in as camp invites.
*Since it will likely be asked often over the next two months, here is the list of the Reds players that are out of options:
*Congratulations to Reds scoreboard operator Rich Linville for his first round win over the Pirates in MLB Network’s “Baseball IQ.” Linville won $5,000 for the Reds Community Fund.
Until next time…