I'd stick Cingrani in the pen as the other lefty. Ondrusek and Arredondo would be the trade pieces with a kid or two IMO.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
They aren't getting a regular LF or CF for Didi Gregorius and Ryan Lamarre.
You go with five starters. You do your best to come up with depth guys in case of injury.
I'd be amazed if Leake was in the bullpen waiting for an opening. I've been amazed before, so it's possible. I expect a trade from the pitching depth.
Last edited by Kc61; 11-28-2012 at 10:51 PM.
I would never pay a nonathlete that kind of money. In the lousy shape he is in he could get hit any second with back, shoulder, knee problems. He also strikes me as a feast or famine guy.
"Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill
He's pretty quick for a big guy. I would say he's athletic
This seems like a significant misappropriation of funds considering the overall salary constraints likely facing the Reds and their other, more pressing, needs.
I'm reminded of a John Kruk story:
He was eating ribs at a nice restaurant, very sloppily and aggressively, when a woman came up to him aghast. She told him he should be ashamed of himself, considering he was an athlete. To which he replied, "Lady, I ain't an athelte, I'm a baseball player."
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda