One minute Sam LeCure is talking about how he's worried about making the Reds' Opening Day roster and not 10 minutes later, Reds manager Dusty Baker told the assembled media in his spring training office just how important the right-hander is to the team.
Whether LeCure wants to believe it or not, he's going to make the team. While LeCure wore a smile under his bushy facial hair as he talked about his chances to head north with the team, deep down, there was a nugget of truth. Until you have a long-term contract or you're out of options, there's still that lingering doubt. What's ironic about LeCure's apparent lack of confidence is that on the field, the 28-year-old is brimming with confidence. That confidence has made him the indispensable member of the Reds' bullpen that he has become.
Dusty Baker: Sam LeCure succeeds with fearlessness
Cincinnati Enquirer | Mar 16