Kelch: Reds' young arms worth watching

Kelch: Reds' young arms worth watching

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- After a tough summer and offseason of moves, there were a lot of new names and faces for Reds fans to get used to this spring. Reds TV and radio play-by-play voice Jim Kelch had to learn who everybody was, too.

"It has been different this year than it has in the past," Kelch said. "You have to go in there and go around and say, 'Hi, I'm so-and-so, and you are who?' But it's been good. ... If you're a half-full glass guy, you look at it as an opportunity to see what all these guys the Reds acquired in the offseason are going to look like. So far, I think it's looked pretty good."

And where does Kelch, who's entering his seventh season as a full-time Reds broadcaster, see the team finishing in 2016?

"I don't think they'll lose as many games as they lost last year," Kelch said. "It wouldn't surprise me to see them go somewhere in the range of 72-90, and I think if they do that, that would mean the pitchers improved, that the guys they acquired in the trades did some decent things."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.