Re: 40 Man Roster - 2014
I really have no interest in Saltalamacchia or McCann or any other catcher that will cost 9+ million and a 1st round draft choice. I'm not up for that at all.
I have no interest in Ruiz and his PED enhanced stats.
I fully think the team needs to move on from Hanigan completely if they believe in Mesoraco. They will never know what they have in him if he is on the short end of a platoon, or starting less than 4/5 of the time. Now, if they don't believe in Mesoraco, then they should trade him, and look to sign someone like Navarro or Pierzinski and move on.
As for the OF next season, I think the locks are Bruce-RF, Ludwick-LF, and Hamilton-on the 25 man roster.(Jocketty's words we're to ease him in to the starting roll) After that I think the other two spots offer the Reds a chance to upgrade and be flexible in the offseason.
Possibilities like McLouth, De Jesus are obvious, but there will be lesser known or unexpected options to emerge at later times. Maybe names like Denorfia, Bonifacio, Cain, Torres, Nava, Crisp and many others.