Re: So what is the plan with Magic and EZ?
I think the Lizard's fate will be tied to how well Franklin does in the starting role.
I'm sure the Liz and Maj will be added on Sept 1, regardless. But if Franklin does well, I doubt the Liz goes back in the rotation. If Franklin is a disaster, the Lizard probably gets another shot.
Another consideration: Doesn't the Lizard have to be on the roster by Sept 1 if the Reds want him on the playoff roster? Or am I missing the date for that deadline? I guess even if the Lizard gets his changeup fixed, it's not really crucial for him to be on the playoff roster.
Maj gets a free pass on the playoff roster if he's on the DL on the roster setting date (I believe, but correct me if I'm wrong).
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!