Originally Posted by PuffyPig
I think 12 pitchers is a given.
Spares will be a catcher, Hopper/Patterson/Freel (2 spares,1 starts),Hatteberg and Castro.
Castro goes when Gonzalez comes back.
Is it possible we go with 11 pitchers. With Baker,yes it's possible. That allows an extra catcher,or Castro to stay when Gonzalez comes back.
I think it is possible that the Reds could go with 11 pitchers, since two of them (Affeldt from the left side and either Fogg or Belisle from the right) are pitchers who can throw multiple innings, thus saving the rest of the bullpen.