Re: Louisville Starting Lineup & Roster?
Originally Posted by corkedbat
I see Owings as the long man on the Reds staff with Maloney or Wood (my roster surprise pick) in the Reds rotation. I look for a leftover FA (Lowrie?) or AAAA starter or two to be signed before ST and to at least start the year rounding out the Louisville rotation.
I could see Jordan Smith in the rotation and with a hot start in AA I could see Avery, Horst or Leake in the AAA rotation by june if needed. I think they push leake toward Cincy if his perfomance is strong enough. If he struggles he'll spend the year at AA.
I agree with all of this. I personally would like to see the Reds leave Smith a starter unless they just don't think his arm can handle a starter's workload.
Maloney is the 5th starter, Owings is in the pen (and a sleeper for a more important relief role IMO). AAA rotation will be Wood, Lehr, Klinker and Lecure. The 5th guy could be Buck if he's healthy. Chad Reineke was signed as a Minor League FA and had 22 mediocre starts in AAA for the A's and he's probably the most likely. Less desirable options would include Cochran, Gil or Ward who I think are all still in the organization. Other possibilities: Luis Montano? Alex Smit? Scott Carroll? Ezequial Infante? Mark Pawelek?
"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
Last edited by mth123; 01-10-2010 at 01:37 AM.