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Red Swagger
01-15-2013, 01:11 AM
Rotation:

Cingrani
Redmond
Corcino
Villarreal
? FA minor league signing

Bullpen:

Ondrusek/Hoover (depends on Masset's health) Both have options
Christiani
K Whelan
R Dennick
J Judy
Loek Van Mil
J Krebs

Line-up:

B Hamilton-CF
D Robinson-LF
H Rodriguez-3B
Soto-1B
Phipps-RF
Gilmartin-2B
Nevin Ashley-C
C Izturis-SS

Bench:

F Perez
Puckett
E. Burriss
Negron
Corky
N Samson

Potential other options:

LaMarre
Lotzkar
T Barnhart
D Hayes
Partch
Ravin
B Greene
J Freeman
C Rogers
W De La Rosa

redsof72
01-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Krebs retired unless you know something I don't. Gilmartin is a Bakersfield or Pensacola player. Van Mil and Dennick are probably more likely to Pensacola. Hayes is a Triple-A guy. Not sure they have their starting AAA catcher in the org yet. Ashley has never been a starter in Triple-A and it is not often that teams sign six-year free agents with the plan of increasing their profile. Corky can be expected to give them 60-80 games but he is now a 37 year old catcher and injuries become a risk. I think LaMarre makes the Triple-A club. Hessman is also there. I am not sold on the fact that B-Ham starts in Triple-A. It might happen, but if I was betting, I would say he starts in Pensacola. He has two months in AA. Has WJ addressed that this winter?

Louisville maybe something like this:

C: Miller and TBA or Ashley
1B: Soto
2B: Burriss
3B: HRod
SS: Izturis
LF: Robinson/F Perez
CF: LaMarre
RF: Phipps/Fellhauer
DH: Hessman
Util: Negron/Puckett

And Pensacola could look like this:

C: Barnhart and Ashley or Fleury
1B: Lutz/Mills
2B: Greene/Chang/M.Smith
3B: Vidal
SS: Lohman
LF: B. Smith
CF: Hamilton
RF: Selsky
Util: Samson
OF: Bowe/Means

Some of those older guys I have with PCola could go to Triple-A if there is an opening, such as Samson, Marquez Smith.

j_m_t_us
01-15-2013, 10:36 AM
Krebs retired unless you know something I don't. Gilmartin is a Bakersfield or Pensacola player. Van Mil and Dennick are probably more likely to Pensacola. Hayes is a Triple-A guy. Not sure they have their starting AAA catcher in the org yet. Ashley has never been a starter in Triple-A and it is not often that teams sign six-year free agents with the plan of increasing their profile. Corky can be expected to give them 60-80 games but he is now a 37 year old catcher and injuries become a risk. I think LaMarre makes the Triple-A club. Hessman is also there. I am not sold on the fact that B-Ham starts in Triple-A. It might happen, but if I was betting, I would say he starts in Pensacola. He has two months in AA. Has WJ addressed that this winter?

Louisville maybe something like this:

C: Miller and TBA or Ashley
1B: Soto
2B: Burriss
3B: HRod
SS: Izturis
LF: Robinson/F Perez
CF: LaMarre
RF: Phipps/Fellhauer
DH: Hessman
Util: Negron/Puckett

And Pensacola could look like this:

C: Barnhart and Ashley or Fleury
1B: Lutz/Mills
2B: Greene/Chang/M.Smith
3B: Vidal
SS: Lohman
LF: B. Smith
CF: Hamilton
RF: Selsky
Util: Samson
OF: Bowe/Means

Some of those older guys I have with PCola could go to Triple-A if there is an opening, such as Samson, Marquez Smith.

I think you're right on the mark with this lineup for AAA. I also see the Reds announced today their non-roster players they invited to Spring Training this year!

dougdirt
01-15-2013, 01:15 PM
I am not sold on the fact that B-Ham starts in Triple-A. It might happen, but if I was betting, I would say he starts in Pensacola. He has two months in AA. Has WJ addressed that this winter?


Walt said at Redsfest that Hamilton would likely be in Louisville to start the year.

redsof72
01-15-2013, 01:50 PM
Did he? Ok, thanks. I did not hear that.

Red Swagger
01-15-2013, 03:29 PM
Dennick and Van Mil will be in AAA, just like last year. I forgot about Hessman. BHam will be in Lou to start the season, LaMarre might. Gilmartin will be the starting 2B in AAA as well. Samson as well. These signing allow the AA players not being rushed to AAA. Hayes I could see being in Lou

redsof72
01-15-2013, 05:49 PM
Dennick was in Double A last year. Van Mil was in Double A for all but 16 innings and his ERA in Triple A was over 6.00. Gilmartin was in Single A.

mth123
03-31-2013, 10:01 AM
Now that we know who is at AA, there is going to be quite a few players leftover without a spot at AAA when the final decisions are announced. Unless I've missed a release or two, right now there are 20 or so picthers in contention for a spot at Louisville. Dan Corcino, Tony Cingrani, Pedro Villareal, Chad Reinecke, Armando Gallarraga, Greg Reynolds, Mark Prior, Jeff Marquez, Wilkin De La Rosa, Clay Hensley, Justin Freeman, Nick Christiani, Mark Serrano, Jeff Stevens, Kanekoa Texiera, Kevin Whelan, Jose Diaz and the losers of the major league battle, possibly Logan Ondrusek or maybe JJ Hoover if they decide to option him to hang onto guys on the big league roster.

I'd guess sorting through AAA and looking for deals to thin the herd may be contributing to the delay in announcing the final Reds' roster. Lots of guys are going to go in the next day or two I'd guess.

muddie
03-31-2013, 10:26 AM
If this article has been posted elsewhere I apologize. This piece is from the mlb.com page and is specific to the Bats manager, Jim Rigglemen. Pretty good read.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/43470394/

DGullett35
03-31-2013, 04:14 PM
If this article has been posted elsewhere I apologize. This piece is from the mlb.com page and is specific to the Bats manager, Jim Rigglemen. Pretty good read.

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/43470394/

Thanks. That was a very interesting article. Riggleman may get another chance one day. Seems like a good man.