Re: Reds Postseason Roster: Spot #24
This roster has 11 pitchers already. There's really no need for a 12th pitcher. If there needs to be an innings eater, you have Leake who can also hit for himself.
So as much as Simon or Cingrani may be deserving of a spot, it's a waste of a roster spot with the current configuration.
That leaves Cairo, Gregorius, Mesoraco, and Valdez.
Valdez plays the most positions, all acceptably. He is a good bunter.
Mes has barely played in a month. The argument for him is he's an emergency catcher freeing up Navarro to pinch hit.
Cairo has been ice cold all year and doesn't play much defense.
Didi seems basically to play only SS, has zero experience. Maybe hits a tick better than Valdez.
For all of Valdez' deficits, I think Wilson's the guy for this spot. Versatility, bunting, experience.
Last edited by Kc61; 09-27-2012 at 12:56 PM.