Re: Here is your 2012 Opending day roster...discuss among yourselfs
Originally Posted by Stray
Cozart is our starting SS. Not sure what it is with you and that position BRM lol, before this past season you didn't believe it was Janish's job either. We called him up to be the starter, and Walt has already said we're going into next season with him as our starter. I do think we'll try to bring Renteria back to backup Cozart though, and honestly if the price is cheap it wouldn't be a bad thing.
This is how I see it barring a trade.
1. Phillips 2B
2. Cozart SS
3. Votto 1B
4. Alonso LF
5. Rolen/Francisco 3B
6. Bruce RF
7. Hanigan/Mes C
8. Stubbs CF
9. Cueto P
Heisey and Cairo will be around, the rest of the bench I have no idea.
That lineup would lead the National League in runs and strikeouts. We'll be feast or famine as usual, but they'll do enough to win us a lot of games. Bullpen needs arms that can get people out on a consistent basis, and if we're going to improve the rotation we need to go big through a trade or not even bother. We have a LOT of serviceable middle of the rotation guys...the only way we'd improve it is to get a 1-2 to go with Cueto at the top.
Don't make any playoff plans then. A lot of things went right in 2010. A lot of those same things didn't go right in 2011. Split the difference. 85-86 wins. They would need to add 2 more wild cards for the Reds to make it in.
Last edited by texasdave; 09-29-2011 at 02:50 PM.