Originally Posted by princeton
guys that will have to be protected this fall are Stubbs, Valaika, Heisey, Wood, Valiquette. Viola is probably due this year and there may be other Latin players. Reds might also opt to protect Dorn, Jordan Smith, Sean Watson. Logan Ondrusek?
Good info. That's 10 names. Spots freed up - probably 7 (Weathers, Gonzalez, Hernandez, Lehr, Wells, Richar, Nix, Thompson less one for Castillo coming off the DL). The 7 I'd protect are Heisey, Stubbs, Wood, Valaika, Ondrusek, Smith and Viola. Valiquette, Dorn and Watson would be left off for the draft. The Reds should release Taveras and Lincoln and protect Dorn and Valiquette. I wouldn't cut anyone else from the current 40 man unless the team can make some August or November deals to free more space.