Sunday, February 15, 2004

Five Reds on the spot



SPRING TRAINING PREVIEW
Spring training preview
O'Brien looking to turn it around
Here's the drill: It's back to basics
Locked in, if not loaded
You'll know it's a good spring if ...
You'll know it's a bad spring if ...
Five Reds on the spot
Five young Reds to watch

Ken Griffey Jr.: He has been on the spot for the last three years, hasn't he? With Junior, the question is health. If he's healthy, he'll put up healthy numbers. He had a great spring last year, but it fell apart quickly after that.

Adam Dunn: Some of the shine has worn off after back-to-back rough years. Dunn is the reason the Reds hired Chris Chambliss and gave him total authority as hitting coach.

Brandon Larson: It just seems like this is Larson's ninth life as a Red. He has been great in Triple-A (.298 average) and miserable in the majors (.156). But there is less pressure on him this year.

Jimmy Haynes: Haynes was horrible last year - 2-12, 6.30 ERA. He either has to pitch the way he did in 2002, or the Reds might be well-advised to cut their losses and move a youngster into the rotation.

D'Angelo Jimenez: Jimenez was one of the surprises of last season (.290, seven home runs, 31 RBI in 73 games). He looks like a proven hitter, but the Reds want to see more range on defense.




REDS SPRING TRAINING PREVIEW
O'Brien looking to turn it around
Here's the drill: It's back to basics
Locked in, if not loaded
You'll know it's a good spring if ...
You'll know it's a bad spring if ...
Five Reds on the spot
Five young Reds to watch

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Preseason power rankings

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
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Cage's confidence music to surging Muskies' ears
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Daugherty: Prosser finds self at home
Huggins ailing but expected to coach
Smith fumes as Bulldogs jump Wildcats
Top 25: Stanford, St. Joe's still unbeaten
Shields' home finale a classic
Brock powers NKU women

PREP SPORTS
Groeschen: Brackets offer great potential
Ernst: No rest for weary Clippers
CHCA, Landmark win titles
Kennedy leads Walton to win
Swimming: Lions leave competition in their wake
Wrestling: Fairfield back on top
Gymnastics: Anderson captures team championship
Prep sports results, schedules

PAGE TWO
Good Sports: Talented family making quite a racket
What's up with that? Odds and ends in the news
A quick chat with ... Jerry Jones
Planning ahead
All thumbs
Comeys have made squash a family affair

DAYTONA 500
Daytona victory eluding Little E
Top stories not limited to race's winning driver
Why I hate NASCAR
Why I love NASCAR

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES
Daly turns back clock to 1995
Pacers' Jones wins dunk contest despite miss
Nona Gaye sings national anthem with late father
Sports digest
Sports on TV, radio

THIS WEEK'S POLL QUESTION
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