Baseball is in the air, folks. Hallelujah.
+ CincinnatiMagazine.com has an in-depth look at the "complicated life" of Reds southpaw Aroldis Chapman. The piece includes insight on Chapman's performance on the field, his off-the-field issues, and his defection from Cuba. It really is an interesting read and I would recommend the article to any baseball fan in general.
+ John Fay hits on several key points from spring training including the battle for the last position player on the roster, the team's relative youth, Bronson Arroyo's apparent sickness, and an update on the Reds prospect who was critically injured in an auto accident last season.
+ Mark Sheldon shared a few notes from Friday's full-squad workout in this post. He observed that Joey Votto showed no ill effects of his surgically repaired left knee and also that new catcher Miguel Olivo apparently was crushing balls over the fence during batting practice, among other things.