Originally Posted by Edd Roush
I think you are likely correct about Donald v. Izturis being the only position battle in spring training barring an injury. That being said, Walt maybe looking into bringing in a good defensive centerfielder to compete with Paul and Heisey for a 5th OF job. It would be nice to have a good glove in CF if we needed one. That being said, I see the 5th outfielder being used more as the 2nd bat off the bench rather than as a defensive replacement for Choo, so maybe we may just want to go with Heisey and Paul, unless there is a better offensive outfielder that could be had.
I expect the bench to be Donald, Hannahan, Paul, Heisey, and Mes/Hanigan.
Fully expect Izturis or any defensive CF to be at AAA.
Not sure the Reds would want another no-hit, all field, guy like Valdez on the bench.
I see very little competition this spring for position player spots.