If Francisco, Stubbs, Alonso, Heisey, Sappelt, Mez, Frazier, Cozart are all here and healthy, what will the lineup look like?
C - Hanigan/Mez platoon. Ramon walks in free agency.
1B - Votto, Votto and more Votto.
2B - Phillips. I can't see them not picking up this option unless some team overwhelms them with a trade, which again, I don't see happening.
3B - Rolen (RH)/Francisco (LH). Rolen has one more year on his contract, is coming off surgery, and is basically untradable. Francisco is looking good this September both offensively and defensively, and should be the heir apparent.
SS - Definitely a question mark. I liked what I saw from Cozart in his short stint, but he is coming off injury and was unproven when he got injured. I don't see Janish back with the club next season because of the Francisco platoon situation plus he can play LF, and with Cairo again under contract. I see Renteria possibly back next year, which wouldn't upset me because I think he has had more big hits than people give him credit for. He definitely gives more offense than Janish ever will. And I see Frazier or Valaika possibly getting the nod over Renteria.........so this might be the most interesting development of next year's Spring Training if no trades are made.
RF - Bruce, Bruce, and more Bruce.
CF - Stubbs, Stubbs, and more Stubbs if no trades are made.
LF - Heisey (RH), Alonso (LH) platoon? Maybe.
Starting Pitchers (5) - Arroyo, Cueto, Leake, Bailey, Volquez or Wood.
Relief Pitchers (7) - Masset, Bray, Ondrusek, Arredondo, Cordero?, Lecure, Boxberger? (Chapman goes to Louisville to become a starter?)(Burton?)
Catchers (2) - Hanigan, Mez
14 players so far. 11 spots left.
IFers - Votto, Phillips, Rolen, Cozart, Cairo,
IFers/OFers - Francisco (3B, LF), Alonso (1B, 3B, LF), Frazier (3B, SS, 2B, LF)
OFers - Bruce, Stubbs, Heisey
This makes Sappelt the odd man out.
Against righthanded pitchers:
Against lefthanded pitchers: