Mark Sheldon’s latest profile is on Jacque Jones, minor league invitee. I really hope he doesn’t make the Opening Day roster.

Well, that’s not quite right. If Jones plays great and wins a spot and hits well all season long….well, I’m all for that.

What’s more likely, I’m afraid, is that Jones has a decent spring, then Dusty Baker puts him in the Opening Day lineup…then Jones sucks up outs for three months before Chris Dickerson or someone else gets a chance to play more than twice a week.

Forgive my pessimism…but I’ve been watching the Reds for the last decade. I have reason to be pessimistic.