I have no inside info. Thompson has officially been moved from AAA to AA according to minor league transactions.
There are bound to be more changes to the roster listed for Louisville. Corky and Reineke still need to be added and Hermida will possibly have to be added.
Good catch about Reineke, batsfan. It seems odd that he's not already on the Bats roster.
DT will start 2011 in Double-A, I can confirm that.
Lol I was being deceptive. But he's starting in Double-A
They told my brother he'd be the opening day starter, so it looks like I'll be in Louisville on Thursday! Looking forward to my first trip to Louisville, I've heard it's a fun city.
He did pitch well. He's been a groundball machine who throws strikes, and it looks like he's developed a solid breaking ball. Carroll is emerging as a guy would could help the Reds in some capacity this year. Just has to stay healthy.Scott Carroll is the Bats opening day starter? Seriously? He must have made quite an impression in spring training, because this does not make much sense otherwise (no offense)...
All that matters is how they're throwing now.I am not denying that he pitched well as a 25 year old in AA last year, despite his record. But in a rotation of Carroll, Klinker, Reineke, Lehr, and Willis, Carroll has the least experience, and seems the least qualified to be the Bats #1 starter.
Bats could have a great offense, but that rotation will have to depend on guile.
So, with the AA roster posted, the Bats can be pretty accurately predicted, assuming 12 pitchers and 12 position players.
Daniel Ray Herrera
Corky Abraham Phillip Miller
So, with the possible exception of Fairel, that should be the roster. (EDIT: Kyle McCulloch will be the 7th pitcher) The offense will be insane. The pitching is not so great. However, when Bailey and Cueto return by the end of the month, we will get two of Leake, Maloney, and Lecure, and if Burton and Arredando come back quickly, we will get the third of those pitchers, and Jordan Smith, which will make us 100 times better. Also, we should get Francisco soon when Lewis returns.
Since every position player except Negron has a good amount of AAA or MLB experience, a slow start like last year seems very unlikely. If our pitching staff can make it through the first couple of weeks without collapsing, we should be in very good shape for a fourth straight west division championship!
Last edited by batsfan; 04-03-2011 at 09:32 PM.
Fairel won't be on the roster. He will be out until at least June.
What about Denove? As far as I know, he hasn't been let go. Also, Delgado was a free agent and I am pretty sure he wasn't resigned.