Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thoughts on Reds Caravan

by: Jack Ward
Staff Writer

I visited the Reds Caravan at Fannin Motors in Ashland Ky on Saturday, January 30th. There were many loyal Reds fans there. I am impressed with the love the fans have for the Reds. The Reds organization is doing the right thing to reach out to their fan base with these tours. The Reds were awful last year and going to be more than likely again this year, but the fans I talked to have hope that springs eternal. They even pumped me up…a little.

I asked assistant GM Nick Krall what they expected for the 2016 season. In a nutshell he said that they feel they have made some moves that will make the team better now and into the future. That’s glockenspiel for “we are going to be bad this year.” But only time will tell if the future will be better.

Amir Garrett, a minor league prospect, was there. He played basketball at St John's and is 22 years old. He had a great year in A ball last year and is on the Reds 40 man roster. He is a beast at 6’5 and a hard throwing lefty. He was very excited about the upcoming possibilities with the Reds.