Re: What's the latest on the roster?
Jonny Gomes reportedly won the righty bat platoon spot for left field. But Sheffield may be acquired in which case Gomes may not have a role. Taveras got hurt so Gomes and Sheff could both stay, but if Taveras is out it's more likely Darnell MacDonald would stay to play some centerfield.
Nix probably will beat out Castillo as the lefty bench bat, except if the Reds decide that Castillo is more versatile and should stay. Or, the Reds could pick up Geoff Jenkins or Frank Catalanatto as the lefty bench guy which could send Nix and Castillo to AAA. If Taveras is out, the Reds could keep both Nix (to play some CF) and either Jenkins or Catalanotto or Castillo.
Rosales and Janish are competing for the last infield spot. Unless Hairston or Gonzalez isn't ready, in which case both Rosales and Janish could stay. Also the Reds are rumored to be after a young AL shortstop. If he's acquired and Hairston and Gonzalez are both ok then both Rosales and Janish could go down to AAA.
Owings seemed to have beaten out Bailey for the last rotation spot except Bailey excelled in his last outing so he could get it. Either Owings or Bailey could wind up pitching long relief in which case Massett could leave.
There's also a rumor that Pedro Martinez could sign as the fifth starter, which could move Owings to relief and Bailey to AAA. Or Martinez, Bailey, and Owings could all stay with Massett and one other reliever leaving.
Of course, Arroyo could be DL'd or either Arroyo or Harang traded which would open a spot to keep Martinez, if acquired, and two of Bailey, Massett and Owings.
Bray and Herrera are competing for the last lefty spot in the pen. It's possible, though unlikely, that both Bray and Herrera could stay. It's also possible, though unlikely, that both could go leaving Rhodes as the only lefty but making room for three of Martinez, Bailey, Owings and Massett.
Last edited by Kc61; 04-03-2009 at 01:52 AM.