3/10/08 Game Preview
Tonight is the first time the Reds will be on TV this year and its a wonderful thing too. Homer Bailey will take the mound versus Joba Chamberlain and the Yankees tonight. Should be a fun night for prospect geeks like myself. Jay Bruce will lead off and play CF while Joey Votto will bat 7th and play 1B. Brad Salmon and Tom Shearn are also scheduled to pitch in the game.
Homer Bailey may be feeling a little pressure to succeed tonight against a stacked Yankees lineup that will run out Jeter, Abreu, Damon, Rodriguez, Giambi, Posada and Matsui. There are open spots in the rotation, but Johnny Cueto has been the sensation this far in spring training in Reds camp.
Sergio Valenzuela has been shipped back to the Braves. Krivsky struck gold last year in the Rule V draft with Josh Hamilton and Jared Burton, but this years pick was a reach from the beginning and proved to be a pipe dream.
Ramon Ramirez was optioned to Minor League camp (AAA Louisville).