In Sunday's Reds' Notebook in The Enquirer, the first sentence concerns Jeff Conine.
Jeff Conine is Jerry Narron's kind of ballplayer. He plays hard. He plays the right way.
Now I'm all for baseball players that play hard, smart, and to the fullest of their abilities. But why does this statement scare me so much?
Are we doomed to another year of Encarnación being blocked because of an older player who knew how to play the game right?