Today is the DAY!!! Pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear, AZ officially and even though we have a foot and a half of snow on the ground, it just warms my heart.
For all you suffering in the snow, here are some pictures of the Reds' new digs in Goodyear, courtesy of one of the best Reds sites out there Jamie Ramsey's Better Off Red.
Now apparently the Reds' roster still isn't set. I guess they're still insistent on talking with Jonny Gomes. I get it, a little bit. He is more established than Wladimir Balentien, for sure. But, honestly for the money, I'd much rather take my chances with Heisey or Frazier, or hell even Francisco. I think their ceilings are MUCH higher.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see. The news should start flowing this weekend and I'm sure we'll hear raving stories on how great Aaron Harang is going to be this year. We've heard it the past few years without any payoff. Let's hope they're right this year. This team needs him to bounce back in a big way if they're going to compete in the Central.
Merry Christmas in February, baseball fans!!