Originally Posted by Kc61
Reds team has won 91 games with some marginal players on the roster.
I don't think the Reds will start picking and choosing among September callups to re-make the roster for the post season. A guy like Valdez (or Gregorius) wouldn't play much in the post-season anyway.
It's not Walt's style or Dusty's style to start introducing new rookies at this point. They value experience and continuity. Valdez has been with the team all season.
I don't even think Gregorius will make the club out of spring training next year. I think the Reds view him as still developing at AAA at this point and in need of regular at bats.
I can see Navarro making the post-season as a veteran catcher, and maybe Hoover as a bat misser who was sent down in a roster crunch. Those are the late season additions I can see making the post-season. Not Didi this year IMO.
Well I agree it is obvious that Valdez will make the post-season roster, but that is not what this thread is about. You are supposed to vote for who you think should
make the team, not who you think will
make the team.
Dusty is not going to pick a raw rookie over a veteran, even if that veteran has proven himself to be totally unreliable like Wilson Valdez. This thread would be awfully boring if we were trying to predict what Dusty is going to do because everyone already knows what Dusty is going to do.
I agree with you again that Gregorius won't make the team for Opening Day next year, nor should he most likely. Hopefully the major leagues' worst player Wilson Valdez won't be there either. Finding an upgrade for Wilson Valdez should prove to be an extremely easy task for Jocketty since it is impossible to find a downgrade for Wilson Valdez.
In my opinion Wilson Valdez should not make the post-season roster. The Reds have several better options in the system. To me the fact that Wilson Valdez has experience and has been with the Reds all season means absolutely nothing. His performance has been atrocious and his teammates, the coaches and the opposing teams all know it. Replacing the worst player with a better option is not exactly remaking the roster. Putting such a proven bad player on the post-season roster is just foolish in my opinion.