IIRC, Bray hasn't even begun throwing yet so his imminent recall isn't really so imminent...Coutlangus is the body overboard for Bray (when it should be Cormier), but it's really hard to say who is the body overboard for Majewski and Burton...I would suggest to Java-Man that he begin trying to hit Ross' mitt with as much frequency as opposing batters or he may be on the L'ville shuttle...
The value for Santos really can't be much higher than at present as well as he's pitched...do you look to trade him if possible for maybe a catching prospect to clear out some space???
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The bullpen solutions in the minors and on the DL aren't. Except for maybe Bailey.
They've got some leeway to leave Maj and Bray in AAA until they perform well.
It looks like Cormier might be pitching himself to a DFA.
Coutlangus might be a candidate to option down as well, especially if Cormier is kept. We really don't need 3 lefties in the pen.
Or in a worse case scenerio, they could carry 13 pitchers occasionally. Hopper and Moeller have been the 25th man so far this season. It's not as if losing one of them off the roster would be that big of a deal. The bench is so weak that it really limits pinch hitting/substituions anyhow. Although, I'm not a big fan of this idea.. Just throwing it out there.
What I think is most likely is that the guys with options will be shuttled up and down during the year to keep Burton on the roster. I'm sure the Reds are hoping that after Burton finishes his rehab that he will be able to throw strikes with more regularity so that he can at least be used in mop up.
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Burton better throw strikes in Louisville. If he doesn't, I think they'll return him without bringing him back up. The team is trying to win, and I doubt a middle-innings Rule Ver fits their roster strategy, especially a guy who struggles with command. You can hide an extra infielder or outfielder and get use out of him pinch running or on defense, but a pitcher is a different story.
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A smart team would be able to keep Burton all year. I don't know if the Reds are smart, though.
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I think a trade or an injury happens by the time this all comes to fruition. Definitely not hoping for the latter, just a gut instinct.
Heres the good part of Burton.
He's an excuse to DFA Cormier.
Heres the best part of Bray.
He's an excuse to DFA anyone else who sucks in that bullpen.
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