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brm7675
03-29-2011, 08:27 PM
Okay...who here..

1. Thinks that either Cuteo or Homer will pitch much on the major league level this season?

2. Believes Janish will see more playing time then Edger?

3. Wonders what happen with Fred Lewis?

4. Can't understand why we are going with just 4 OF?

Kiss the Baby00
03-29-2011, 09:28 PM
Okay...who here..

1. Thinks that either Cuteo or Homer will pitch much on the major league level this season?

Both will pitch more than they wont pitch this season
2. Believes Janish will see more playing time then Edger?

tough to say, they claim Janish is the guy. they both suck imo. WE WANT BILLY HAMILTON
3. Wonders what happen with Fred Lewis?

he's on the DL

4. Can't understand why we are going with just 4 OF?

because Francisco can sub in as the 5th OF

Mr Larkin
03-29-2011, 09:34 PM
Okay...who here..

1. Thinks that either Cuteo or Homer will pitch much on the major league level this season?

2. Believes Janish will see more playing time then Edger?

3. Wonders what happen with Fred Lewis?

4. Can't understand why we are going with just 4 OF?

I think both Homer and Cueto will pitch most of the season in the majors and have solid years.

Janish is our starting SS. ER is a back up, stop gap player.

Don't care about what happens with Lewis. Don't need him.

Having only 4 OF'ers is not a big deal. Only need 3 starters and the fourth is pretty special. In a pinch we have an IF who can play out there. We also have some very athletic pitchers if needed. No big deal.

texasdave
03-29-2011, 11:06 PM
Would you rather have Francisco and Hermida OR Francisco and Cairo?

Roush's socks
03-29-2011, 11:32 PM
1. I have more faith in Cueto. There is still a chance that his problems are minor and don't involve structural damage. If he feels OK in a 2-4 weeks he could still play most of the season. Last year Cueto was pretty solid. Bailey on the other hand has never put it together for more than 1/3 of a season. He is still young and he might have the most up-side of the two.

2. Janish will have to play well because not only is Renteria waiting, but Cozart is nearly ready and he has some pop. I thnk they will give Janish a chance but they won't keep with him if his hitting is terrible. Renteria is the current WS MVP and I am excited to have him on the team. The guy can play and he has the "aura of winning."

3. I don't think Lewis is in the Reds future. IMO they have better options with more up-side.

4. If the Reds go with a 4 OF roster it would be because Francisco can play in LF when needed as a LH hitting option. I think that makes since. Barring injury, Bruce and Stubbs will play almost every day, and Gomes will get a lot of starts in LF. That leaves Heisey who can play all 3 OF positions. Why do they need someone like Lewis as a 5th OF? Francisco can fill that need while also getting some playing time at 3B. At some point in the season when/if Rolen goes out for awhile, then Francisco and Cairo would take over, and that might make room for Sappelt as the 5th OF if he is tearing up AAA.
That's a lot of if's, and's, and but's.

UPRedsFan
03-30-2011, 12:01 AM
Not too worried about Cueto. But Bailey has had this shoulder problem before and hasn't made it through a full season healthy. That worries me a lot that he may miss a couple months again.

Janish will play more than Edgar. It's the defense.

I wonder if Lewis is really injured or it's just a way to buy time. Seems like he's just insurance.

Don't need a 5th outfielder with Heisey's versatility defensively. the 5th outfielder really just becomes a pinch hitter.

Captain13
03-30-2011, 04:57 PM
Don't need a 5th outfielder with Heisey's versatility defensively. the 5th outfielder really just becomes a pinch hitter.

The problem is, without a fifth outfielder you lose Heisey as a pinch hitter or face the potential of losing an OF to injury or a double-switch scenario late in the game.

brm7675
03-30-2011, 06:15 PM
because Francisco can sub in as the 5th OF

You are okay with Francisco in the OF?

Roush's socks
03-31-2011, 01:46 AM
You are okay with Francisco in the OF?

Since Francisco would be in place of Gomes, even if his defense is below average it might not be much of a drop off. He got good reports in ST playing some LF and even made some nice plays. He's got the arm to play LF for sure.

Girevik
03-31-2011, 10:54 AM
4. Can't understand why we are going with just 4 OF?

I think it's the same old numbers crunch we've been talking about all ST. Who would your 5th OF be? Probably Hermidia or Sappelt. Neither of those guys are on the 40 man roster, so I think they decided to try to squeek by the first couple of weeks of the season, with all the off days, with just the 4 guys and Fransisco if they get in a pinch.

I can see the logic...why lose a guy from the 40 man just to bring up a guy who's going to go back down in a couple of weeks? Hopefully it won't backfire on thim.

Chris Sabowned
03-31-2011, 11:00 AM
1. Thinks that either Cuteo or Homer will pitch much on the major league level this season?


Hopefully they'll only pitch on the major league level.



2. Believes Janish will see more playing time then Edger?


I think they'll pretty evenly split duty. I could see Edgar getting some run at 3b to spell Rolen too.



4. Can't understand why we are going with just 4 OF?

Its a long season. Two years ago Gomes started the season in Louisville. If Lewis/Hermedia/Sappelt tear it up in AAA they will be up and playing, things like this tend to work themselves out.