From Ken Rosenthal:

A scout and an executive volunteered in separate conversations Wednesday that the Reds are not playing hard — an odd development, considering that manager Dusty Baker is known for getting the most out of players. The scout said that first baseman Joey Votto and right fielder Jay Bruce were the only Reds consistently running hard to first base. …

Anyone else noticed this? I’ve seen Brandon Phillips dogging it to first a couple of times (and that’s nothing new), but I can’t say I’ve seen it from anyone else.

Sounds like nonsense to me, something to fill column inches for Rosenthal.