Re: What's the latest on the roster?
30 players left on the last day of Spring Training is unusual for the Reds. Thought it might be fun to predict/suggest the final moves. Signing guys who are available is free game and so is dealing guys away for a PTBNL, but lets try to be realistic and avoid making trade suggestions where the Reds acquire some other team's player. Those can be fun, but not here. The Nick Masset for Jimmy Rollins deal just isn't going to happen. Also, try to avoid things that will obviously not occur. As much as many of us would like to Free Willy, even I accept that he is the CF and lead-off man.
1. Option Wilkin Castillo, Homer Bailey and Danny Rae Herrera
2. DFA Norris Hopper
3. Sign Geoff Jenkins as a Lefty bat
4. Bronson Arroyo to the DL
5. In a Dustyesque move, purchase the contract of Darnell McDonald and release Johnny Gomes and Laynce Nix (this is more prediction than preference).
On Sunday the 12th, option Paul Janish to AAA and activate Arroyo to start that day's game.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS