Can you believe March is a mere one week away? Leap year or not, February has flown by and it's almost time for the Reds to delve into their slate of Spring Training games. Here are some tidbits and notes from the past week to help you get caught up on things:
* Outfielder Jay Bruce reported to camp weighing about 16 pounds less than he did last season. The All-Star hopes his slimmer physique will make him a bit faster and also help him get through the season better. "I thought that 15 or 16 fewer pounds on my body would help me get through the season. I have never been a speed guy but this might make me a little faster," said Bruce.
* Right-hander Bronson Arroyo went to great lengths this offseason to try and get some velocity back on his fastball. He altered his workout program to add more flexibility to his back and hips and stuck to a strict meal plan as well. "This is as healthy as I’ve been in a long time", said the 35-year old.
* Manager Dusty Baker has already gone on re...