Right now it looks like the candidates are Carlos Fisher, Sam LeCure, Ramon Geronimo, Shaun Cumberland, Michael Griffin, Robert Manuel, and Sean Henry with Justin Mallett and James Avery as other possibilities. Right now it looks like the Reds have six open spots on the roster and maybe more if they drop Majewski. So, who do you think the Reds will or should protect?
For me, Carlos Fisher, Sam Lecure, Robert Manuel, and Sean Henry are the locks. I like Cumberland and Geronimo but I don't think they would stick on a 25-man roster all season long.
This is an interesting question, but I'm trying to be sure I have the whole roster of candidates in mind. Is it Fisher, Maloney, Cumberland, Henry, Lecure, Manuel, Geronimo, Viola, Griffin, Pelland, Mallett, Avery? Those 12? For how many spots? 6 at present?
Yeah, I believe there are six spots available (although I expect a few more to open up within the next few weeks). Ty Pelland is already on the 40-man roster, by the way. Anyway, here are the candidates that I'm aware of:
Drew T. Anderson
Drew M. Anderson
Raul De La Cruz
Bailey, Pelland, Tatum, and Thompson along with Alonso were the minor leaguers who were recalled at the end of the season (meaning they were kept on the 40 man). Livingston was outrighted and then became a six year free agent so he is gone, at least for the moment. Viola would not be among the candidates. He has only played three years and would not have to be protected. There are some other players that will be up for the Rule V draft if not protected but would be extremely unlikely candidates, such as Eymann, Rafael Gonzalez, Terrell Young.
Edit: Ok, this was addressed in detail just before I posted. Sorry.
Thanks for the clarification, Camisadelgolf, Reds of 72, OBM, and RedsUp. For me, in hierarchical order: 1. Fisher, 2. Maloney, 3. Manuel, 4. Henry, 5. LeCure, 6. Cumberland. I hope we can protect all of them, especially the first 5. I think any of them could get taken and probably will be able to stick on the right 25 man roster.