...in its special baseball section, saying
Better Times Figure to Be
Adding Up in Cincinnati
It's easy to forget this team contended until the final days of the
season and almost finished with a winning record for the first time in
six years. But they haven't forgotten in Cincinnati, where folks see this
division (correctly) as very winnable, and the Reds (somewhat
correctly) as a team that can win it.
The best thing to happen to the Reds took place on Ken Griffey Jr.'s
yacht, when he busted his hand wrestling with his kids. That gave the
front office the opening it needed to move him from center field to
right, which should improve the team's defense. Keep an eye, as well,
on Josh Hamilton, the formerly troubled top prospect whom the Reds
snatched up in the Rule 5 draft. He crushed the ball all spring.
Still, if the Reds make a run, it will be because of pitching, led by
Bronson Arroyo, Aaron Harang and a now-healthy Eric Milton.
Decent team + weak division = potential contender.
Yeah, it really said Milton.
The Reds are all over the place in various predictions. Says a lot about this division.