Spring Training storylines
Eight days from now, Reds pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz. As in past years, there will be a plethora of stories, news items and features flowing from the clubhouse, practice fields and ballparks over the 45 or so days that follow.
I have a general game plan going in each year and get more specific with my planning once I get there. Sometimes, the timing of stories depends simply on who is at their locker on a given day and who isn’t. Some days, I have a feature planned out and will work on it for a few days until it’s ready. Some days, I call an audible and come up with something on the fly. Some days, a specific story has been assigned to me and I get it done. Some days, I just punt and do the best I can. And some days, there is breaking news like a signing, a trade, an injury, etc. that trumps all previous plans or story ideas.
No matter what happens in Reds camp, I hope to have it covered for you on MLB.com/Reds.com, this blog, Twitter, etc.