2/28 Spring Training Game

Jerry Gil went 1-2 with a 3 run HR.

Chris Dickerson went 1-2 with a double.

Adam Rosales went 1-2 with a run.

Jay Bruce went 1-2 (Photo by Jeff Swinger/Enquirer).

Joey Votto went 1-3 with a run.

Baker on Bailey

This is from John Fay

“I think he’s in better position because his mechanics are better, allowing him to throw better strikes,” Baker said. “From what I hear, he was all arms and legs last year.”

There were whispers last year that Bailey wasn’t very coachable. Baker hasn’t seen that.

“Sometimes you need to fail to really listen,” Baker said. “He’s been all ears basically, which you like in a young player. But sometimes they have to fail before they listen.”

And apparently, it’s working.

“Dick Pole told me his side (sessions) were very good,” Baker said. “It’s getting better each side. I talked to him and he feels he’s improving, getting better, which is what you want to see.”

Thats is good to hear. I have been saying for quite a while now that the reason I would have had Bailey in the majors before he was completely ready is that nothing turns someone into a listener quicker than having struggles. Bailey seems to be another good example of that. He makes his spring debut in about 10 minutes along with Edinson Volquez. Hopefully they have a good day today. I should have up some pictures from todays game later on hopefully as I have some friends down at the game.