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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    I really, really, really hope that I don't have to watch Ondrusek pitch tonight.
    This was my immediate reaction as well :P

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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Reds 25-man Wild Card roster for tonight:

    Starting Pitchers (2): RHP Johnny Cueto, RHP Mike Leake.

    Relief Pitchers(8): LHP Aroldis Chapman, LHP Zach Duke, RHP J.J. Hoover, RHP Sam LeCure, LHP Sean Marshall, LHP Manny Parra, RHP Alfredo Simon, RHP Logan Ondrusek.

    Catchers (2): Ryan Hanigan, Devin Mesoraco, Corky.

    Infielders(6): Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier, Jack Hannahan, Cesar Izturis.

    Outfielders (7): Ryan Ludwick, Shin-Soo Choo, Jay Bruce, Billy Hamilton, Chris Heisey, Xavier Paul, Derrick Robinson.
    That's 26 people. You have to let go of Corky.
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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    How about we just have Cueto go 7, then Chapman for 2? Ok?

    Ok.

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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    as expected.. lots of drama (because it took long till they made it public and because of bakers comments) but at the end it was like most fans expected...

    I want to see the first time a Cincinnati team advance in post-season play

    (last time something like that happened I was to young, couldn´t speek english
    and never heard of baseball and american football)

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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    With Cueto's history of being injured, and the fact that he left a playoff game early already, why would Leake, our fifth starter, be the only other starter on the roster for tonight. What if Cueto goes down..again???

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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mrherd05 View Post
    With Cueto's history of being injured, and the fact that he left a playoff game early already, why would Leake, our fifth starter, be the only other starter on the roster for tonight. What if Cueto goes down..again???
    That's why Leake is on the roster. Simon is also an emergency innings eater. In a one game scenario, this is fine.
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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CySeymour View Post
    Let the debating begin! Guess the only thing I don't like is Logan being on there. Would rather have had an extra bat, but I guess the pickings were slim.
    Yea, I would've probably left Logan off and put Miller on, just so you could pinch run for a catcher without worry.

    OTOH, it probably doesn't matter much. Logan probably gets left off the roster for the next round. It's kind of nice to let him be on the WC roster (Same with Robinson)... Dusty is able to get his loyalty points in for this game.

    I guess if Cueto gets in trouble and another starter has to bail him out, we are in deep doo doo anyhow. I have no problem with Leake being the backup starter or emergency long man if this thing goes 20 innings.. That said, I would've probably put another starter on before Logan if it was up to me...

    Edit: Glad to see Duke in there, he's a useful arm, when used strictly as a loogy
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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I'm a little surprised Bailey is not on the roster. I thought they might have him as an emergency if Cueto should have an injury problem. Better hope Cueto's lat doesn't flare up again or it will be Leake to start.
    I am not. It has been mentioned numerous times that it takes Bailey a long time to warm up. I don't see a situation where he would be needed. If Cueto has an injury problem you have a fully stocked pen that Dusty doesn't have to worry about overusing.

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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CySeymour View Post
    Let the debating begin! Guess the only thing I don't like is Logan being on there. Would rather have had an extra bat, but I guess the pickings were slim.
    Just curious...what extra bat would you like to see them carry?
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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    I agree that I think Corky should have been in there.

    He has a small sample size, but I think he has been swinging the bat pretty well lately.

    9/29 He had 1 AB with a double and 2 RBIs

    9/10 He had 2 AB with a double and 1 RBI

    8/7 He had 2 AB with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs

    Those are the last 3 times he has had ABs (according to ESPN), but I feel that he adds more versatility to this team than Hannahan.

    Hannahan is just another lefty bat with no power and can play the IF. I think it can be argued that we have Izturis to fill in for any IFer that is hurt. Corky gives us a 3rd catcher and a decent power righty bat. Think about it, you have to have decent power to hit a double when you are Corky Miller. This way we can PR Billy more confidently too.

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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I am not. It has been mentioned numerous times that it takes Bailey a long time to warm up. I don't see a situation where he would be needed. If Cueto has an injury problem you have a fully stocked pen that Dusty doesn't have to worry about overusing.
    Yea, I agree. Leake as the "emergency guy" is good enough, when you have 8 relievers. Leake is probably there primarily to be a long guy in an extra inning marathon. I think if they were not confident in Cueto's health, Cueto would not be starting. Of course, nothing is guaranteed, but after seeing Cueto go 7 IP (?) vs the Mets, I feel good.

    Plus, I believe Bailey is nursing a sore leg? That probably played a part in the decision making process.
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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Just curious...what extra bat would you like to see them carry?
    The only extra bat I could see them carrying was Corky, not necessarily for Corky's bat. Having Corky on the roster would have allowed Mez to PH but still have an emergency catcher.

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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I am not. It has been mentioned numerous times that it takes Bailey a long time to warm up. I don't see a situation where he would be needed. If Cueto has an injury problem you have a fully stocked pen that Dusty doesn't have to worry about overusing.
    I was thinking more if Cueto was hurt before the game while warming up then you could go to Bailey. After the game starts you are better off going to guys in the bullpen who are used to getting ready in a hurry.
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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    The only extra bat I could see them carrying was Corky, not necessarily for Corky's bat. Having Corky on the roster would have allowed Mez to PH but still have an emergency catcher.
    Who would you leave off though? I was thinking Hannahan or maybe Duke.
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    Re: Reds' wildcard roster thread

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    The only extra bat I could see them carrying was Corky, not necessarily for Corky's bat. Having Corky on the roster would have allowed Mez to PH but still have an emergency catcher.
    It's one game. I don't see anybody hesitating pulling the trigger in using Mesoraco to pinch hit. It won't be an issue IMO. With only 2 starters on the roster....all the extra slots are pretty much pointless. Simon and Duke can eat innings if need be. Leake too. Heck, Logan too. But with that many arms....nobody would need to go very long. Too much worrying about a 1 game roster IMO. The starters are the only ones who'll matter.
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