Re: 2012 team
Originally Posted by wabashfalcon
I don't think Castilini lets Votto get traded. He is the Reds' first homegrown Superstar since Larkin... and the first since Junior. He stays in Cincy... and Castilini will open up the pocketbook to keep him once the contract expires.
That being said, here is how I see the lineup next year:
1. Stubbs CF: I think he finally puts it all together and can bat leadoff.
2. Cozart/Janish SS
3. Votto 1B
4. Phillips 2B
5. Bruce RF
6. Yonder/Sappelt LF
7. Rolen/Frazier 3B
8. Hanny/Puxatonany Mes
5. (Chapman), Willis, Wood, LeCure.
Closer: Billy Bray/Chappy
In other words, 2012 is going to look like 2011. Yikes.
If Phillips is batting cleanup again, kiss next season goodbye.
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