1. Baker's mini-stroke and accompanying issues tell him this is his last year. He retires after the season.
2. Frazier takes a slight step back offensively, but Cozart takes a step forward to even it out. Both play well above average defense on the left hand side of the infield.
3. Homer Bailey shows that last year wasn't an aberration or statistical noise, becoming the Reds' second-best starter.