Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Wrap-Up: A Scout's Take (10 Observations)

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Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Wrap-Up: A Scout's Take (10 Observations)
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When my lady and I decided to take a trip to Cincinnati’s Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona, our goals differed a bit.

My expectations for the journey were simple: establish contact at Goodyear Stadium, observe and assess the state of all Reds personnel and emerge with expert analysis.

The wife’s, on the other hand, were more diverse: spend at least seven hours at the hotel pool, get solid pictures of Jay Bruce’s hindquarters and partake in the Phoenix Area Chimichanga Week.

As I sit here today, hollowed out by the post-vaca blues, I can say with confidence that all those objectives were met. Like the seasoned amateur scout I pretend to be, I took advantage of my ridiculously good view and dug into the baseball minutia. Over the course of a four-day skull-session, I was able to compile a full report.

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