Hal McCoy isn’t impressed with the 2009 Reds:

Maybe the recent past has hard-boiled me. But all I can see for the 2009 Reds is a ninth straight losing season, more greens and no dessert.

Before spring training, I thought they hadn’t improved much from last season’s 74-88 fifth-place team. After watching seven weeks of spring training, I’m convinced. They haven’t improved.

McCoy may be right about this. Of course, he hasn’t been right about too many things over the last few years, so forgive me if I don’t take his word for it.