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Reds shortstop Zack Cozart, back in his Louisville Bats days.
Cozart was the best defensive shortstop in baseball this year, according to Fangraphs. And one of the worst hitters. Though many fans want the Reds to upgrade at shortstop, I’m not sure that’s a smart use of payroll.
Zizzy, the mascot of Goodyear Ballpark, spring training home of the Reds and the Indians.
Johnnie B. Baker, Jr.
March 2013 - Dusty Baker with his trademark toothpick, signing autographs for fans.
Looks like Dusty was lucky to get out of Cincinnati when he did. The Reds finished fourth in the division this year, mostly due to things outside the manager’s control (like injuries).
March 2012 - Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez behind the plate. Chris Valaika, now with the Cubs, is at bat.
Perez was the hero last night, hitting a walkoff single in an extra-innings victory over the A’s.
March 2014 - Johnny Cueto’s signature turn on the mound.
Cueto got his 20th win today, not only pitching through the 8th, but hitting the RBI single that proved to be the game winner.
It’s the first time since 1988 that the Reds have had a 20-game winner.
June 2010 - Shortstop Zack Cozart, then of the Louisville Bats.
Cozart, now the Reds’ starting shortstop, has been the best defensive shortstop in Major League Baseball this year, according to Fangraphs. Probably doesn’t hit well enough to win a Gold Glove, alas.
March 2012 - Joey Votto signs autographs for fans.
The Reds are hoping Votto can return before the season is over, but I don’t see the point. The Reds are well out of the playoff chase. Let Votto rest and heal.
Phoenix, AZ (March 10, 2013) - Ferguson Jenkins and Ken Griffey, Jr. throwing out the first pitch before a WBC game.
March 3, 2013 - Catcher Tucker Barnhart takes a foul ball off his mask, Umpire Quinn Wolcott is behind him.
Barnhart is one of many players called up since rosters expanded on September 1.
Butler breaks up the double play
March 2012 - Billy Butler, Kansas City Royals DH, slides in hard to break up a double play. Cincinnati Reds shortstop Paul Janish did not even bother with a throw.
Janish currently in the Royals organization, with the AAA Omaha Storm Chasers.