Wood has been a ghost for obvious reasons, but even Puig’s presence in town feels like a way station to a bigger market.
The Reds are constantly the last to the table with new ideas in baseball. It’s about time they join the rest of the league and employ an opener.
Nick Senzel represents the foundation of the Cincinnati Reds rebuild and he's finally in the Major Leagues.
Only Votto could do this, turn the very ordinary into the extraordinary with the flick of his bat.
If baseball can be broken down thusly: 40% pitching; 35% hitting; 20% defense; and 5% base running, then it quickly becomes obvious the extent run prevention has upon the game.
If it feels for all the world as if the image of Tucker Barnhart clinging to the leg of Puig was metaphor for the Reds desperate hold on to the rest of the National League Central, just remember this: it’s only April.
Looking back at how the non-acquisition of catcher JT Realmuto for the Cincinnati Reds tells us just how some hope the future plays out for the organization