Originally Posted by Kc61
Don't see Fisher competing with DRH for a major league spot. Right now, they both have major league spots.
Pen is 7 deep in 12 man pitching staff which Reds have now used for several consecutive years.
Cordero, Rhodes, Massett, Burton, Herrera, Fisher, Owings should be the bullpen. Agree that Fisher's spot is up for grabs, but he's the favorite since he was there last season.
I think a healthy Bray pushes Fisher to AAA. The Reds have some major league tealent in the AAA pen with Ondrusek, Fisher, Viola, Del Rosario and eventually Valiquette, Thurman, Joseph and if Smith makes the move to the pen, he may end up being the best of the bunch (and only potential major league closer IMO). Its an area where the Reds shoud package a few guys to fill other needs. I think teams would give up a middling middle infield prospect or two to get a Burton/Ondrusek/Viola package for instance. You won't get anyone named Andrus or Escobar for them, but some one with more promise than Janish ought to be out there. Hard throwers who don't make a lot of money still should be in demand.