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    The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) Opening Day Roster:

    Pitchers

    Dan Herrera
    Justin Mallett
    Justin James
    Josh Roenicke
    Sam LeCure
    James Avery
    Daryl Thompson*
    Pedro Viola
    Derrick Lutz
    Carlos Fisher
    Robert Manuel
    Ben Jukich
    Ramon Ramirez*

    IF

    Mike Griffin
    Jose Castro
    Drew Anderson (version AA)
    Luis Bolivar
    Tonys Gutierrez
    Eric Eymann

    OF

    Shaun Cumberland
    Cody Strait
    Danny Dorn
    BJ Szymanski

    C
    Chris Kroski
    Craig Tatum*

    * = on Reds 40 man roster

    Sorry if posted. Didn't see it anywhere.

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Ramon Ramirez in AA? Boy the Reds sure are conservative with their relievers.

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Reds look like they'll play the development game like they did last year: no big promotions before the season begins. Those'll come later in the year.

    notable exception: Johnny Cueto

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Where did you find this?

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Where did you find this?
    I know one of the broadcasters of their games. He got the list this morning.
    Last edited by Grande Donkey; 03-29-2008 at 08:28 PM.

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    Ah, good deal. I have been looking for rosters all day since they were supposed to be set yesterday afternoon and hadn't found one yet and was wondering where I was missing it at

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    wow, not only is Syz still in the organization, he gets aa promotion
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Lotta marginal talent among position players and starters -- but at least they're pretty young. The strength is the pen -- several nice relievers.
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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Looks like during AA games we'll be focusing on the pitching, mostly relievers, along with Dorn and Castro.
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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Looks like during AA games we'll be focusing on the pitching, mostly relievers, along with Dorn and Castro.
    I will have my eyes on Lecure, Fisher and Thompson in the rotation for sure.

    That bullpen should be really, really good.

    As for the position guys, Tatum heads the group followed by Castro, Dorn, Griffin and Anderson.

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    I could see Thompson in Cincinnati by years end.
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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Looks like Carlos Fisher will indeed work as a reliever this season. Very good move, IMO. He's got a chance to be a very good reliever.

    Lookouts roster looking familiar

    By: David Paschall

    The Chattanooga Lookouts of 2008 will have a similar look to last year’s team.

    Almost identical, in fact.

    Five infielders who played for the Lookouts last season broke camp Saturday in Sarasota, Fla., and are on their way to Chattanooga for Monday’s first practice and Tuesday’s exhibition against Chattanooga State. Luis Bolivar, who hit .297 in 109 games a year ago, and Drew Anderson, who led the team in hits (129) and runs scored (76), are returning along with Jose Castro, Mike Griffin and Tonys Gutierrez.

    Also on their way back to Chattanooga are three outfielders: Danny Dorn, Shaun Cumberland and Cody Strait.

    “We’ve all kind of come up together, going all the way back to (rookie league) Billings,” Strait said. “It’s kind of nice having guys on the team that you know and you’re used to playing with, so you can get a little team chemistry going. That can be a hard thing to do in the minor leagues, because there are so many people going up and down.”

    Craig Tatum returns at catcher, while James Avery, Sam Lecure and Justin Mallett are back in the starting rotation. Carlos Fisher, a starter last year, was moved late this past week into the bullpen. It will be headed by Josh Roenicke, who had an 0.95 ERA in 19 appearances with the Lookouts last season.

    Having 17 of 24 players back from last year could bode well for Chattanooga, which went 38-32 in the Southern League’s second half and closed on a six-game winning streak.

    “It was a young bunch going in there last year,” Reds farm director Terry Reynolds said. “My expectation is that as the season goes on, some of these guys will move up, but sometimes they’re there the whole year. Either way, it’s a nice group to start. I see them having a very strong pitching staff that gets them in the fifth, sixth or seventh inning, and I see a pen that has three or four guys that can close games for them, and that’s going to be a strength.

    “The one thing that is lacking is power, but I think with the experience and versatility and the line-drive hitters they’ve got, I think they’ll manufacture some runs.”

    Chattanooga lacked in power last season as well. The 5-foot-8 Anderson hit 11 homers for the Lookouts a year ago, more than any other returning player.

    “I’ll hit a few home runs, but I’m going to focus more this year on just getting on base,” Anderson said. “We’ve got Cody Strait, who can hit the ball as far as anybody I’ve ever seen. Tonys can hit some. It may be spread equally for a while. We may have to see who’s feeling it and who’s not.”

    Dorn, who had 20 total homers last year with the 12 he hit in high Single-A, could get the first crack at cleanup batter. New Lookouts manager Mike Goff said Griffin likely will start out leading off with the left-handed Cumberland next, but the lineup after that could be determined by whoever has the hot hand.

    Much like last year, the Lookouts will have to scrap for runs and expect to play their share of close games.

    “It’s definitely a National League club,” Goff said. “We’re going to have to force the issue. We’re going to have to bunt, and we’re going to have to hit-and-run like crazy. We’re going to have to take some chances, because we really don’t have a big banger in the middle of that lineup to give you some stability.”

    And who better to manage a National League club than someone who has spent the last 16 years with the Seattle Mariners of the American League?

    “Pretty messed up, isn’t it?” Goff said. “I’ll have to get used to double switches pretty quickly, but the game is still the game.”

    E-mail David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com

    ON THE LOOKOUTS

    The 24 players who broke camp Saturday with the Chattanooga Lookouts:

    INFIELDERS

    Drew Anderson*

    Luis Bolivar*

    Jose Castro*

    Eric Eymann

    Mike Griffin*

    Tonys Gutierrez*

    OUTFIELDERS

    Shaun Cumberland*

    Danny Dorn*

    Cody Strait*

    B.J. Szymanski

    CATCHERS

    Craig Tatum*

    Chris Kroski

    STARTING PITCHERS

    James Avery*

    Ben Jukich

    Sam Lecure*

    Justin Mallett*

    Daryl Thompson

    RELIEVERS

    Carlos Fisher*

    Danny Herrera

    Justin James

    Derrik Lutz*

    Ramon Ramirez*

    Josh Roenicke*

    Pedro Viola*

    * played for Lookouts in 2007

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2...king-familiar/

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Roenicke repeating AA? Why?
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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Roenicke repeating AA? Why?
    Not that I agree with it, but maybe because he only had 19 innings there last year.

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    Re: The Lookouts Opening Day Roster.

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Ramon Ramirez in AA? Boy the Reds sure are conservative with their relievers.
    Nah.

    They've just got a massive backlog of relievers. Somebody had to get bumped back to AA.


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