Originally posted on Diamond Hoggers  |  Last updated 3/5/12
I’ve been saying since around 2009 that this 2012 season would be an ‘all-in’ season for the Cincinnati Reds. For the first time that we’ve seen now, one of the local media members in the Queen City has penned the same sentiment. Paul Daugherty has long been one of our favorites–we think he’s incredibly underrated. He had the chance to talk to Reds majority owner Bob Castellini about the idea that the Reds are all in for the 2012 season. Daugherty even went as far to say that ‘this is the most important baseball season in Cincinnati in 22 years’ before comments from the owner arrived. We all know what happened 22 years ago. “The Reds are all in every year,” Castellini said. “This is nothing new.” But there are some points that Daugherty points out that let us know this is indeed a crucial year. Every man on the roster aside from Joey Votto has something to prove. From Dusty Baker to Brandon Phillips, Bronson Arroyo, Scott Rolen, Drew Stubbs, Aroldis Chapman, Homer Bailey, and Chris He
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