Re: Reds 40 Man Roster as of 8/1/09. What players need protection in Rule V draft?
Given his success with Bailey and LeCure, it may be better to retain Lehr as a pitching coach. I wonder if that played into the decision to go younger with the ML pitching coach?
Other than that, there are still a lot of unknowns. Has Bray or Lincoln thrown? If so, how did they look? Is Castillo really a catcher? If so, his versatility may save another roster spot on the 25. Are Heisey, Valaika, Wood, Dorn, and Del Rosario the only prospects that must be protected? Ondrusek?
If the problem is no worse than this, I believe I could find enough names on the current 40 to enable me to protect all of them.