Re: How big would it be if Darryl Thompson was healthy?
I really hope Darryl Thompson does well, whether it be here or elsewhere simply because he has gone through so much with injuries but keeps putting in the time to come back when others would have quit.
A couple of points from the original post
-I would not go as far as to say our rotation is 9 deep. If the Reds started opening day with Lecure, Maloney and Thompson in the rotation, I doubt many people would be comfortable with that.
-Lecure, Maloney and Thompson profile as #5 starters. Thompson is a huge injury risk and Lecure and Maloney are 27 years old with very limited upside. Their trade value is minimal.
-I would not characterize the Reds staff as an embarrassment of wealth. The staff was middle of the road last year and all the expectations of improvement this year are based largely on potential not past performance.
The Phillies staff is an example of an embarrassment of wealth.