Line 'em up:
A couple of notes of interest from Fayblog:Brandon Phillips 4
Edgar Renteria 6
Joey Votto 3
Jay Bruce 9
Chris Heisey 7
Juan Francisco 5
Drew Stubbs 8
Ramon Hernandez 2
Johnny Cueto 1
Reds officially eliminated from the Central Division Crown last night. The dream of back-to-back and the fantasy of wire-to-wire die hard. Reds put up a good fight defending their title. Okay, not really.
You can tell Fay went to Elder. It's moved up, not pushed back.
Go figure. You get in shape and you might just play better. What a novel concept. Too bad Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn were never told about that approach.The Reds are trying to get Opening Day pushed back from Friday, April 6, to Thursday, April 5, to avoid the Good Friday conflict.
Looks as if Yonder is gonna be the Reds starting left fielder next season.That might be a tad premature but things are pointing that way.“Jonny did get better. Jonny got a whole lot better,” Dusty Baker said. “When Jonny got here, he was predominantly a DH. Jonny lost weight. Jonny got more mobile and he became a pretty good outfielder. That’s the same thing we’ve discussed with Alonso.
The Reds are hoping for a slimmer, trimmer, faster Yonder Alonso in 2012.
“That’s the plan right now,” Alonso said. “It’s going to be an offseason where I’m going to do a lot of things differently. I hired a chef. That’s going to help me out.”
“I’m going to get faster. My offseason workout regiment is going to be very different. A lot more running. It’s going to be a left fielder-type attitude coming into the offseason. I’m very excited. We’ll go from there.”