Jason Linden joined me again this week for another rousing episode of the Redleg Nation Radio podcast. We began by following up on last week’s glorious discussion about the possibility of Nick Senzel as the potential starting shortstop of the Cincinnati Reds. Quickly, however, we moved on to Joey Votto’s recent comments that something has to change soon with this rebuilding process. Winning starts now?

Finally, should we be panicking over manager Bryan Price’s first spring training lineup, featuring Billy Hamilton as the leadoff hitter? (Short answer: no.)

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Join the conversation! 6 Comments

  1. panicking…no; rolling eyes…yes

    • Yes,
      Rolling my eyes.
      If I lived near Cincinnati I would be getting my Fire Price Sign started.
      Would still like to see 75 – 80 wins this year.

  2. Possible future infield/defense:

    3b – Suarez ++ defender
    SS – Senzel ? slightly – defender
    2B – Blandino, Herrera, Long at least avg defenders
    1B – Votto, avg to slightly + defender
    C – Barnhart – Gold Glove defense

    This is not only one of the best offensive infield’s in baseball, but all together they make a pretty good defensive infield.

    Agree on the Gennett/2b comments + he will be making about 6.5 – 8 million next year. The playing time at second base is going to be fun to watch, as long as Herrera gets plenty of opportunity and hopefully eventually see what Blandino can do at 2b.

  3. here we go again
    hamilton leading off
    does this fool ever learn.

    • nope

    • Nothing to fret about in the very first spring training game. Hamilton was supposed to work on some hitting drills over the winter. Have to see if they worked or not. It is the second half of spring where the manager will start to get the lineup to congeal and coalesce. If it is March 17 and Hamilton is batting leadoff with a .230/.290 line, then we need to worry. Not today though.
      Today’s game is supposed to be on Fox Sports Ohio at 3:00pm EST.

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Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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