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    What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.)

    Who do you WANT to be on the 25 man roster?

    What do you think the 25 man roster on Opening Day will ACTUALLY be?
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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    I want the Opening Roster to look like this:

    1B Joey Votto
    2B Brandon Phillips
    SS Alex Gonzalez
    3B Edwin Encarnacion
    LF Adam Dunn
    CF Jay Bruce
    RF Ken Griffey Jr.
    C David Ross/Javier Valentin

    Bench:

    1B Scott Hatteberg
    INF Jeff Keppinger
    OF Ryan Freel
    C Javier Valentin/David Ross
    OF Norris Hopper

    Rotation:

    Aaron Harang
    Bronson Arroyo
    Matt Belisle
    Edinson Volquez
    Homer Bailey/Johnny Cueto/Matt Maloney

    Bullpen:

    Bill Bray/Jeremy Affeldt
    Todd Coffey
    Jon Coutlangus
    David Weathers
    Josh Roenicke
    Jared Burton
    Francisco Cordero

    I would love to see an upgrade at C though I doubt that happens.

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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    I would be extremely satisfied if it shook out that way, OBM.

    Now, what are the chances that is the roster we actually get?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    I think we'll see this:
    1. Harang
    2. Arroyo
    3. Fogg
    4. Belisle
    5. Volquez

    6. Cordero
    7. Weathers
    8. Affeldt
    9. Burton
    10. Coutlangus
    11. Bray,
    12. Roenicke

    13. Votto
    14. BP
    15. AGon
    16. EdE
    17. Ross
    18. Griffey
    19. Dunn
    20. Lofton

    21. Freel
    22. Hopper
    23. Hatte
    24. Keppinger
    25. Valentin

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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    Did we sign Lofton and I was unaware?

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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Did we sign Lofton and I was unaware?
    no... but i said i think this is what we'll see... in other words, i think there's a good chance we will sign Lofton and then that's what we'll see... its a prediction.

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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    1B Joey Votto
    2B Brandon Phillips
    SS Alex Gonzalez
    3B Edwin Encarnacion
    LF Adam Dunn
    CF Freel
    RF Ken Griffey Jr.
    C David Ross

    Bench:

    1B Scott Hatteberg
    INF Jeff Keppinger
    C Javier Valentin
    OF Norris Hopper
    IF/OF

    Rotation:

    Aaron Harang
    Bronson Arroyo
    Matt Belisle
    Jeremy Affeldt
    Edinson Volquez


    Bullpen:

    Josh Fogg
    Kent Mercker
    Gary Majewski
    David Weathers
    Scott Sauerbeck
    Jared Burton
    Francisco Cordero

    I think Bruce goes to AAA and they sign a RH bat to back up the OF and 1B. Stanton is cut. Castro and Bray are on the DL to start.

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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    My 25-man roster as of 2/23/08, based on the players currently in Spring Training:

    Starting Lineup (8):
    1B Joey Votto
    3B Edwin Encarnacion
    LF Adam Dunn
    RF Ken Griffey, Jr.
    2B Brandon Phillips
    CF Jay Bruce
    C David Ross
    SS Alex Gonzalez
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    Bench (5):
    C Javier Valentin
    1B Scott Hatteberg
    INF Jeff Keppinger
    INF/OF Ryan Freel
    OF Norris Hopper

    Rotation (5):
    Aaron Harang
    Bronson Arroyo
    Matt Belisle
    Josh Fogg
    Edinson Volquez

    Bullpen (7):
    Francisco Cordero
    David Weathers
    Jared Burton
    Todd Coffey
    Jeremy Affeldt
    Bill Bray
    Jon Coutlangus
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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    I have to admit, after Jay Bruce was untouchable, I am going to be disappointed if he isn't the FULL TIME starting CF. I still predict that JR will start the season on the DL and Bruce will play RF and Hopper will play CF.
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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    I have to admit, after Jay Bruce was untouchable, I am going to be disappointed if he isn't the FULL TIME starting CF. I still predict that JR will start the season on the DL and Bruce will play RF and Hopper will play CF.
    pessimist much? Jr. is fine.

    what I think SHOULD be the OD roster...

    Starting 8
    1B Votto
    2B BP
    3B EE
    SS Agon
    LF Dunn
    CF Bruce
    RF Jr.
    C Ross (ugh)

    Rotation
    Harang
    Arroyo
    Belisle
    Volquez
    Fogg (unless one of the kids kicks the door down in ST)

    Pen
    Cordero
    Weathers
    Burton
    Cout
    Affeldt
    Roenicke
    Coffey

    Bench
    Hatte
    Kepp
    Javy
    Hopper
    Freel.

    What I think we'll see is close except Freel/Hopper is in CF and maybe Dickerson is the 25th man.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    You guys really think we'll avoid seeing Stanton make the OD roster? Unfortunately, I just really doubt that happens.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    You guys really think we'll avoid seeing Stanton make the OD roster? Unfortunately, I just really doubt that happens.
    The original question was WANT - from previous months' posting it would appear that Stanton would be one of REDSZONE most unwanted. As for whether he is actually there I really think it will come down to the health of Bray, effectiveness of Coutlangus and Affeldt.

    I would agree with most of the wants other than I would prefer to see McBeth over Coffey at this stage.

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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    What I think we'll see is close except Freel/Hopper is in CF and maybe Dickerson is the 25th man.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    What I think We Will See:
    1. Harang
    2. Arroyo
    3. Belisle
    4. Fogg
    5. Volquez

    6. Cordeo
    7. Weathers
    8. Burton
    9. Affeldt
    10. Bray
    11. Majewski
    12. Coffey/Stanton/McBeth/Valenzuela

    13. Ross
    14. Votto
    15. Phillips
    16. Gonzalez
    17. Encarnacion
    18. Dunn
    19. Hopper
    20. Griffey

    21. Valentin
    22. Hatteberg
    23. Keppinger
    24. Freel
    25. Castro/Dickerson

    What I Would Like to See:
    1. Harang
    2. Arroyo
    3. Belisle
    4. Volquez
    5. Cueto

    6. Cordero
    7. Weathers
    8. Burton
    9. Affeldt
    10. Fogg
    11. Bray
    12. McBeth/Valenzuela

    13. Ross
    14. Votto
    15. Phillips
    16. Gonzalez
    17. Encarnacion
    18. Dunn
    19. Bruce
    20. Griffey

    21. Valentin
    22. Hatteberg
    23. Keppinger
    24. Hopper
    25. Freel
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    Re: What should be/What WILL be the Reds Opening Day 25 man roster? (predictions etc.

    The starting 8?

    1B - Hatteberg (for awhile and Votto will win a starting job)
    2B - Phillips
    SS - Gonzalez
    3B - Encarnacion
    LF - Dunn
    CF - Freel
    RF - Griffey
    C - Ross

    Bench:

    Hopper
    Valentin
    Votto
    Keppinger
    Bruce
    Castro

    Rotation:

    Harang
    Arroyo
    Beslile
    Fogg
    Volquez

    Bullpen:

    Cordero
    Weathers
    Affeldt
    Burton
    Majewski
    Stanton

    I fully expect to see Maloney, Cueto, and Bailey sent to the minors regardless of performance and I also fully expect Coffey to be released or traded. Castro, one of Wayne's favorites will make the team as will Stanton. You can't beat that veteran presence, can you?

    Bray will be lost for the season or at least until the All-Star break, and Majewski will stink up the bullpen so much, he'll be gone by the end of May. Easy predictions, IMHO.


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