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tripleaaaron
12-16-2008, 12:18 AM
With the Reds matching up with their farm system in Dayton, who is your "Futures Team"? Name the starting 9, plus bench if you like.
C Devin Mesoraco
1B Yonder Alonso
2B Todd Frazier
SS Chris Valaika
3B Neftali Soto (but will probably be Francisco with Dorn in Left)
LF Juan Francisco
CF Drew Stubbs
RF Chris Heisey
P Kyle Lotzkar should but Matt Maloney will get the nod

Bench
Danny Dorn
Zach Cozart
Adam Rosales
Sean Henry
Tatum



Relievers
Roenicke (unless on the big club)
Stewart
Herrera
Bailey/Thompson/Ramirez, 1 or 2 of the three pending spring training
Viola
Fisher
Manual

dougdirt
12-16-2008, 12:21 AM
1B Yonder Alonso
2B Todd Frazier
SS Chris Valaika
3B Juan Francisco
LF Danny Dorn
CF Drew Stubbs
RF Chris Heisey
C Devin Mesoraco
DH Neftali Soto

SP will be up in the air because of throwing schedules of spring training.

camisadelgolf
12-16-2008, 01:35 AM
You guys pretty much covered it, I think. I can't think of anyone else they would have there unless there are injuries. I could see Cozart at SS, Valaika at 2B, and then a combination of Dorn, Francisco, Frazier, and Soto covering 3B, LF, and DH. I'd also guess that the lineup in Dayton will be a little different from the lineup in Carolina.

Mario-Rijo
12-16-2008, 02:43 AM
I think the good news is we will get to see at least 2 starters now that we have "futures games" in both Dayton and Carolina. There's guys I wanna see get spots because they are the future at that spot but I'd settle for seeing guys who I need to, want to see more of and at positions of interest. For example I'm ok not seeing Stubbs in CF because I have seen he can play it well, so I'd rather catch Heisey & Henry play them just because. I would do the lineup differently if the objective was for them to strictly win, but this is how I would do it to see if I could get a better look at their weaknesses while still giving them a chance to succeed against the big club.

Dayton Futures Lineup:
Heisey/Henry CF
Frazier LF
Alonso 1B
Soto DH/3B
Francisco 3B/DH
Valaika 2B
Stubbs RF
Mesoraco C
Cozart SS

Lotzkar P

Carolina Futures Lineup:
Henry 2B
Valaika SS
Alonso 1B
Frazier 3B
Dorn LF
Stubbs RF
Soto/Francisco DH
Tatum C
Heisey CF

Maloney/Bailey P

EddieMilner
12-16-2008, 10:24 AM
I am not sure if this has already been asked but...

Has Fox Sports Ohio (or whoever broadcast Reds games) plan on televising? Will the Reds have a radio broadcast of these events? Seems like a good opportunity to get the average fan excited about the future of the club.

Benihana
12-16-2008, 10:39 PM
If it were a "true" futures game, I'd love to see this lineup:

CF Stubbs
2B Valaika
LF Soto
1B Alonso
3B Frazier
DH Francisco
RF Duran
SS Cozart
C Mesoraco

SP Lotzkar

JayBruceFan
12-17-2008, 03:47 AM
Why would they use a DH?

dougdirt
12-17-2008, 12:13 PM
Why would they use a DH?

Exhibition game for starters, plus since its a 'showcase' game, showing another big bat rather than a pitcher batting, is probably a good strategy.

tripleaaaron
12-18-2008, 12:59 AM
If it were a "true" futures game, I'd love to see this lineup:

CF Stubbs
2B Valaika
LF Soto
1B Alonso
3B Frazier
DH Francisco
RF Duran
SS Cozart
C Mesoraco

SP Lotzkar

Seeing Duran would be great, but it could end up looking badly