The first weekend of spring training is over, and a few minor storylines have emerged from Reds camp in Sarasota. Among them:

–Everyone’s talking about Homer Bailey: John Fay, Hal McCoy, Mark Sheldon.

As usual, Daedalus believes in Homer. I do, too. The kid is 22 years old. People are acting like he’s 29.

–Aaron Harang is skinny, according to McCoy and Sheldon. The big guy has lost 25 pounds, and is primed for a big comeback season.

–Manager Dusty Baker also announced that Harang will be the Opening Day starter for the fourth consecutive season.

–Closer Francisco Cordero says he was not healthy in 2008, but that he’s almost 100% now. Let’s hope.

David Weathers says he’s happy to be back with Cincinnati. You know my feelings on Weathers, so I won’t repeat myself. Weathers did have this telling quote, though: “I’m just happy I have a job, to be honest with you.”

–Finally, check out these great photos of Dusty Baker.

Isn’t it great to have real on-the-field baseball items to discuss? Finally!