Originally Posted by pedro
Even if all the questionable stuff you mentioned goes well, if Harang or Dunn were to get hurt or Phillips and Edwin don't do well, not to mention Griffey who you just can't count on at this point, they could have a lot of problems.
The Reds are cooked if Harang, Arroyo, Dunn, or Griffey miss games. But, in fairness, there aren't a lot of mid-market teams that have the depth to replace top-talent that goes on the shelf.
The other point you raise about Phillips and Edwin is also worth repeating -- if those two don't find a way to hit LHP better, its going to be a long season.