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Thread: 2009 Louisville Bats roster

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    Re: 2009 Louisville Bats roster

    I gave in and went with the monthly sub for it.

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    BobC, get a legit F.O.! Mario-Rijo's Avatar
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    Re: 2009 Louisville Bats roster

    Quote Originally Posted by coachw513 View Post
    This link is a who's-who of former Reds...at a quick glance...

    Buffalo: Elmer Dessens
    Lehigh: Gary Majewski
    Pawtucket: Marcus McBeth
    Scranton: Brett Tomko
    Syracuse: Ryan Wagner
    Columbus: Kirk Saarloos
    Indianapolis: Anderson Machado; Andy Phillips
    Toledo: Scott Williamson; Dane Sardinha
    Charlotte: Ben Broussard; Gookie Dawkins
    Durham: Ray Olmedo
    Norfolk: Justin Turner; Jolbert Cabrera

    Looks like 2/3 of the '04 Reds.
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  4. #33
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    Re: 2009 Louisville Bats roster

    Quote Originally Posted by PhillipsHead View Post
    The Bats have a damn good rotation...
    Does anybody know what the rotation is? If LeCure is pitching Monday, who else is pitching in between?

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    Re: 2009 Louisville Bats roster

    Quote Originally Posted by roborobj View Post
    Does anybody know what the rotation is? If LeCure is pitching Monday, who else is pitching in between?
    Homer Bailey
    Matt Maloney
    Ramon Ramirez
    Ben Jukich
    Sam Lecure

  6. #35
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    Apr 2007

    Re: 2009 Louisville Bats roster

    Here is what I was thinking in regards to the reds lack of right handed hitting off the bench

    1. Experiment with Adam Rosales in LF, he is capable of playing multiple spots on the infield but if he showed he could handle LF than it might enhance his value to the major league club.

    2. Of course if you gave time to Rosales in lf than that would take away from other prospects time such as Dorn, but since the reds don't have a true 1b prospect in AAA they could occasionally have Dorn play 1b, which I believe is something that they have already looked at.

    3. I think it may be time to part ways with Norris Hopper, the reds already have 4 guys (Hairston, Dickerson, McDonald, Taveras) in MLB who are at worst adequate in CF. They also have a couple of CF prospects above AA (Heisey, Stubbs). I just don't see much of a fit here anymore.

    4. Also by releasing Hopper this would open up a spot for the reds to send down McDonald or move up someone else.

    To me it just doesn't seem to make a ton of sense to have three right handed hitters with similar skill sets all capable of playing CF on the MLB level yet no right handed pop of the bench.

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