Are the Reds planning to field a 2nd AAA team this year? Seems like all these guys ought to be slated for AAA:
Balfour, Bong, Burns, Chiasson, Chick, Dumatrait, Germano, Gosling, Journell, Kelly, Kozlowski, Michalak, Phelps, Robbins, Ramirez, Salmon, Shackelford, Simpson, Standridge
Abad, Bannon, Bergolla, Buchanan, Castellano, Crozier, Denorfia, Gutierrez, Herr, Holbert, Hopper, Kata, Machado, McCracken, Menechino, Olmedo, Perez,
Rhodes, Snyder, Stratton, Torrealba, Wathan, Wise, Tordi
I guess what concerns me most in ST is that these AAAA players are taking at-bats that younger players could be taking. Wouldn't it make more sense to have the younger AA or A players get a few trips to the plate, if you need a body or two for a split-squad game?
The recent Buchanan and Kata signings are really curious.