Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
Who do Gallagher and Atilano replace?
I don't see those two as way better than anyone you listed (Klinker, Hynick, McCulloch, Carroll). Are they better just because they have MLB experience (even though they were both awful)?
Well, they are all filler so I agree with that point. I just think that Gallagher and especially Atilano might be competent emergency back end guys if the Reds need to go that far down the depth chart. I'm less confident of Hynick and McCulloch. Atilano struggled in 2010 as a starter for 16 major league starts (5.15 ERA) , but I wouldn't mind seeing what he can do at AAA now that he has had his elbow fixed. Beyond the 7 major league guys (Cueto, Arroyo, Bailey, Leake, Volquez, Wood and Chapman) the Reds don't have anyone farther down the depth chart (in Matt Maloney's old role). I'm hoping Atilano may be able to step back up with some health. Heck, a guy with a 5.15 ERA is better than a lot of 5th starters and would be a decent option to have stashed at AAA. I don't see any of the current group even being that.