Re: Louisville Starting Lineup & Roster?
My humble opinion: Can't imagine any scenario where DRH would not make the big league club out of spring training if healthy. There should be five locks in the pen with Cordero, Rhodes, Massett, Burton, and Herrera. Fisher, Owings, and Viola would compete for the other two spots along with others. Lincoln and Bray have to show they are not only healthy but throwing well. Lets see if anyone else emerges to join the fight from among the group of Ondrusek, Del Rosario, Lecure, and any other last minute signing. Remember, up until the last couple of weeks last year, Fisher was pretty darn good.
Owings is the only true long man out of the bunch but he is also the guy who was least effective in 2009 (other than Lincoln of course). If they needed a spot starter, it would be nice to have the long man there, all things being equal. The other spot starter option would be calling up Lehr, but then you would have to create a spot on the 40-man.
I think the fifth starter job is Maloney's to lose.
I expect Volquez to go on the 60 day DL and then around mid-season, make a start or two in Dayton, then finish out the 30 day rehab in Louisville. Important thing is not what they get out of him in 2010, but what they get from him starting in 2011.