From his blog:
Ken Griffey Jr. said this about the move to right field: “It’s not a big deal. You’re the only one making a big deal out of it.”
This is good news. It also helps Junior’s PR.
Norris Hopper’s heal is very sore. He hurt it running into the fence in Lakeland. His spikes got caught in the padding and he landed on the heal. He was in a protective boot. He’s going to miss five to seven days. That probably means Chris Denorfia makes the club if they take a right-handed-hitting, extra outfielder.
And Chad is happy. (Not about Hopper getting hurt, but about Denorfia making the team.)
I think you have to be concerned about the Reds offense though, at least the players that look like they may get substantial playing time. It’s a mixture of guys that are bad offensive players (Gonzalez), guys that were having good or career years last year but tailed off badly (Hatteburg, Ross, Phillips); or guys coming back from injuries (Griffey) or had a bad late season run (Dunn). Plus I wonder how much EE will improve?
How many of these guys must play well for this team to score enough runs to be competitive?
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.