Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Both Bray and Lincoln make quite a but of money and the fact the Reds tendered Bray indicates they're learning toward keeping him long-term. Lincoln, too, is likely to be paid and play for it at the major league level.
That's two spots, Kc. Fisher and DRH have the least amount of experience and options.
Agree that ultimately Bray and Lincoln will get in there. Out of spring traning, my guess is that they will go to AAA, essentially for rehab, to make sure they are ok.
DRH is on the team, won't be sent down under almost any circumstances out of spring training IMO. I think Fisher is the favorite to hold a spot out of spring training.
One of Burton, Lincoln, or Bray needs to come through big time this season because the Reds are short on late inning relief. Last year, once Weathers left, Coco, Rhodes and Massett were way overused.