2/4/2016 | Backup Barnhart preparing as if he's starting
Tucker Barnhart is expected to be the Reds' No. 2 catcher this season, but conducted an offseason workout program of a No. 1 catcher. Barnhart isn't making a bid to knock Devin Mesoraco off as Cincinnati's regular catcher. But attrition at the position, and recent history, dictates a readiness for anything.
2/3/2016 | Reds run 'pitching summit' to prepare prospects
No matter who makes up the Reds' pitching staff this season, it will be comprised of many young pitchers with high ceilings and unfinished development. Reds manager Bryan Price, his pitching coaches and the front office wanted the team's young pitchers to be as prepared as possible heading into 2016, so for a few days in mid-January, the club assembled several of its prospects at the team complex in Goodyear, Ariz., for what was called a "pitching summit."
2/2/2016 | Take 2? Jocketty recalls ill-fated Cards trade
Rarely are there do-overs in life, but the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray offered a scenario in which a person received multiple chances to get a day right before moving forward. What if Major League Baseball general managers were offered a do-over?