Re: More Cuts Made
Deno was sent down because he was not going to be a starting outfielder. Whatever the reasons and there must be something to Hatterberg being a better first baseman than Dunn. There is more to playing it everyday then just playing it occasionally like he did last year. Also playing in the infield take a different mental approach as well. You can kind of turn off more in between pitches and stuff than the infield.
Deno will probably get the call up at some time but he still has stuff to learn. You don't want him turning into a WMP. His not going to get better or even stay sharp sitting on the bench.
The REDS are still evaluating the three catcher scenario (and maybe the trade situation) so I don't see the situations being related. You may even see RA moved on with Valentin being the 1B/pinch hitter. There are all sorts of options there. Whereas Buchanan/Wise/McCracken/Cruz are really competing for that bench outfield spot. They're not going to get the call up to replace the starting outfield.
I think the real interesting competition is in the relief corp. I would like to see White moved on and the REDS go with Burns/Wagner/Coffey/Belisle and the vets.