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    25 Man Predictions

    Not much more to say, who makes the OD 25 man roster? In addition who do you think should that won't make it?

    Prediction
    Harang
    Cueto
    Arroyo
    Bailey
    Maloney

    Cordero
    Masset
    Rhodes
    Burton
    Herrera
    Lincoln
    Owings

    C - Hernandez
    1B - Votto
    2B - Phillips
    SS - Cabrera
    3B - Rolen
    LF - Gomes
    CF - Stubbs
    RF - Bruce

    C - Hanigan
    OF - Dickerson
    OF - Nix
    IF - Sutton
    SS - Janish

    Not much of a surprise really. I think Carlos Fisher would have made it interesting in the pen had he stayed healthy, Lincoln may have been cut or Micah might have started to make room. I think Miles gets cut or dealt Burke to AAA and Balentein to AAA or dealt.
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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    I'd personally prefer Balentien over Nix, but I can see the argument for keeping Nix. Especially since Dickerson is a lefty. Balentien's spring has looked pretty good. Nix is definitely a better defender, but I like Bal's upside better, being he's 4 years younger than Nix is.

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    Rotation

    1 S1 Harang
    2 S2 Cuteo
    3 S3 Arroyo
    4 S4 Bailey
    5 S5 Maloney

    Pen

    6 CL Cordero
    7 RSU Masset
    8 LSU Rhodes
    9 LOOGY Herrera
    10 MR Burton
    11 MR Lincoln
    12 LR Owings

    Starting Catchers

    13 C Hernandez
    14 C Hanigan

    Starting Infield

    15 1B Votto
    16 2B Phillips
    17 SS Cabrera
    18 3B Rolen

    Starting Outfield

    19 LF Gomes
    20 CF Stubbs
    21 RF Bruce
    22 OF Dickerson

    Bench

    23 3B/LF Francisco
    24 IF Cairo
    25 IF Janish

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    My guesses:

    Harang
    Cueto
    Arroyo
    Bailey
    Wood

    Cordero
    Masset
    Rhodes
    Burton
    Herrera
    Maloney
    Owings

    C - Hernandez
    1B - Votto
    2B - Phillips
    SS - Cabrera
    3B - Rolen
    LF - Gomes/Dickerson
    CF - Stubbs
    RF - Bruce

    C - Hanigan
    OF - Balentin
    IF - Miles
    SS - Janish

    I think they keep Miles because he's a Jocketty guy and making 2.7 million. I think they do bite the financial bullet and drop Lincoln. I think Balentin's upside gets one more chance, and, simply a hunch, I think Wood wins the 5th starter battle with Maloney into long relief.

    Probably wrong on all counts, but, hey, a guess is a guess.

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    Harang
    Cueto
    Arroyo
    Bailey
    Leake

    Cordero
    Masset
    Rhodes
    Burton
    Herrera
    Maloney
    Owings

    C Hernandez
    1b Votto
    2b Phillips
    SS Cabrera
    3b Rolen
    LF Gomes
    CF Stubbs
    RF Bruce

    B Dickerson
    B Hanigan
    B Janish
    B Balentine
    B Sutton

    When I heard Larkin on MLB Network talk glowingly of Leake I thought he may have more of a shot than I thought.

    I think Sutton and his upside get the nod over Miles.

    Balentine gets the nod because he has more upside than Nix.

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    Rotation

    1 S1 Harang
    2 S2 Cuteo
    3 S3 Arroyo
    4 S4 Bailey
    5 S5 Maloney

    Pen

    6 CL Cordero
    7 RSU Masset
    8 LSU Rhodes
    9 LOOGY Herrera
    10 MR Burton
    11 MR Lincoln
    12 LR Owings

    Starting Catcher

    13 C Hernandez


    Starting Infield

    15 1B Votto
    16 2B Phillips
    17 SS Cabrera
    18 3B Rolen

    Outfield

    19 LF Gomes
    20 CF Stubbs
    21 RF Bruce

    Bench

    14 C Hanigan
    22 OF Dickerson
    23 Util Sutton
    24 OF Balentin
    25 IF Janish

    I don't see how they justify (save for that $2.5M sunk cost) keeping Miles>Sutton. Hoping I'm right here. It's close between Nix/Balentin. Francisco's defense is atrocious at every position and needs to shore that up before being on the 25-man pre-Sept. No need to rush him since he's not going to see regular AB's up here. Let him work on things (plate disciple being one, defense the other) down in AAA.

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    Here's what my 25 man roster would look like:

    SP:

    Aaron Harang
    Johnny Cueto
    Bronson Arroyo
    Homer Bailey
    Matt Maloney

    Bullpen:

    Micah Owings
    Daniel Ray Herrera
    Arthur Rhodes
    Jared Burton
    Logan Ondrusek
    Nick Masset
    Francisco Cordero

    Starters:

    C Ramon Hernandez
    1B Joey Votto
    2B Brandon Phillips
    SS Orlando Cabrera
    3B Scott Rolen
    LF Chris Dickerson (or Gomes/Balentien)
    CF Drew Stubbs
    RF Jay Bruce

    Bench:

    C Ryan Hanigan
    OF Jonny Gomes
    OF Wladimir Balentien
    IF Drew Sutton
    IF Paul Janish

    Carlos Fisher would've been in my bullpen but he'll probably begin the season in Louisville now due to his lack of work this spring caused by a sore arm.

    That's my list, not what I think the Reds will do. The Reds will probably take Aaron Miles over Sutton and Mike Lincoln over Ondrusek, and possibly Justin Lehr over Maloney. Chapman would have been my fifth starter but the muscle spasms will probably set him back a few days and take him out of the running for now. Mike Leake and Travis Wood both still have a chance to win the final rotation spot if they finish strong.
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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    In a perfect world, I agree w/ you, OBM, re: Ondrusek, but Lincoln will break camp w/ the team and be given every chance. And I genuinely do not think Wood or Leake has a snowballs chance of being #5 to start the season.

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    Harang
    Cueto
    Arroyo
    Bailey
    Leake

    Cordero
    Masset
    Rhodes
    Burton
    Herrera
    Maloney
    Owings

    C - Hernandez
    1B - Votto
    2B - Phillips
    SS - Cabrera
    3B - Rolen
    LF - Gomes
    CF - Stubbs
    RF - Bruce

    C - Hanigan
    OF - Dickerson
    OF - Nix
    IF - Miles
    SS - Janish

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

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    Hernandez
    Hanigan

    INF
    Votto
    Phillips
    Cabrera
    Rolen
    Sutton
    Janish

    OF
    Stubbs
    Dickerson
    Gomes
    Bruce
    Wlad

    SP
    Harang
    Arroyo
    Cueto
    Bailey
    Wood

    RP
    Coco
    Masset
    Burton
    DRH
    Rhodes
    Owings
    Lincoln
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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    Not what I prefer, but I think will happen

    SP1 Harang
    SP2 Cueto
    SP3 Arroyo
    SP4 Bailey
    SP5 Lehr

    CL Cordero
    SU Masset
    SU Rhodes
    MR Burton
    MR Herrera
    LR Lincoln
    LR Owings

    C Hernandez
    1B Votto
    2B Phillips
    SS Cabrera
    3B Rolen
    LF Gomes
    CF Stubbs
    RF Bruce

    C Hanigan
    OF Dickerson
    OF Nix
    IF Miles
    SS Janish
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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    Each of you have already laid out the list nicely, which I mostly agree with.
    So I will spin it a bit differently

    The season is a long season. I know I have listed more than 25 here, but, I think many of these stand a good chance of seeing a good amount of playing time with the major league Cincinnati Reds in 2010. I probably omitted someone or more by accident but, I wanted to also look at how the youth movement is progressing too with this young Reds team under Mr. Jocketty.
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    Player 			Age
    1  Arthur Rhodes 	40
    2  Orlando Cabrera 	35
    3  Miguel Cairo 	35
    4  Francisco Cordero 	34
    5  Mike Lincoln 	34
    6  Scott Rolen 	        34
    7  Corky Miller 	34
    8  Aaron Miles 	        33
    9  Ramon Hernandez 	33
    10 Bronson Arroyo 	33
    11 Justin Lehr 		32
    12 Kip Wells 		32
    13 Aaron Harang 	31
    14 Chris Burke 		30
    15 Jonny Gomes 		29
    16 Laynce Nix 		29
    17 Ryan Hanigan 	29
    18 Brandon Phillips 	28
    19 Jared Burton 	28
    20 Chris Dickerson 	27
    21 Paul Janish 		27
    22 Nick Masset 		27
    23 Micah Owings 	27
    24 Carlos Fisher 	27
    25 Drew Sutton 		26
    26 Joey Votto 		26
    27 Wladimir Balentien 	25
    28 Danny Herrera 	25
    29 Drew Stubbs 		25
    30 Johnny Cueto 	24
    31 Homer Bailey 	23
    32 Jay Bruce 		22
    Last edited by Spring~Fields; 03-24-2010 at 01:32 PM.

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    It is a good sign that there are so few questions in the 25 with another week and a half of spring training. In the areas in which there are questions, I think the Reds will give the nod to the more experienced major leaguers to start the season. Thus, I think they will take Miles over Sutton and Lincoln over Ondrusek. There are no infield spots at Louisville for Sutton, but he can take turns DH'ing. I have no idea what they will do with Burke and Cairo. It seems to me that they can only keep one in AAA.

    The fifth outfield spot may be the exception to the experience rule as I believe the Reds will keep Balentien over Nix. I suspect that the Reds see Balentien as the RH power bat of the future. I don't believe his spring discouraged that view. He does need to get some playing time, however, instead of remaining in pinch hit, fifth OF limbo.

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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    Harang
    Cueto
    Arroyo
    Bailey
    Lehr

    Owings
    Maloney
    Burton
    Herrera
    Masset
    Rhodes
    Cordero

    Hernandez
    Hanigan

    Votto
    Phillips
    Cabrera
    Rolen
    Janish
    Sutton

    Bruce
    Stubbs
    Gomes
    Dickerson
    Balentien
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    Re: 25 Man Predictions

    SP1 Harang
    SP2 Cueto
    SP3 Arroyo
    SP4 Bailey
    SP5 Leake

    CL Cordero
    SU Masset
    SU Rhodes
    MR Maloney
    MR Herrera
    LR Lincoln
    LR Owings

    C Hernandez
    1B Votto
    2B Phillips
    SS Cabrera
    3B Rolen
    LF Balentien
    CF Stubbs
    RF Bruce

    C Hanigan
    OF Dickerson
    OF Gomes
    IF Sutton
    SS Janish

    Burton is too much like Masset, only not as good.
    Still sticking with Wlad beating Gomes out of LF job, and Leake winning the 5th starter job.
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