Re: Projecting the Opening Day Roster
Personally, Madson, Marshall and Bray would be the only guys guaranteed a bullpen spot if I were running things. LeCure and Arrendondo would have a leg up, and Ondrusek and Masset would really have to prove themselves again after their horrific outings as the season went on. Brackman, Judy, and others would have a chance to win a spot. If I were Walt I would still be looking for potential cheap bullpen additions.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."