Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post

The Reds have Phillips, Greene, Lodolo, Ashcraft, and Williamson to start the season, plus off-season free agent acquisitions (we can hope). This ignores AAAA guys like Lively (who's done enough to be a sixth starter, IMO, and has more cheap team control) and Kennedy (ditto, but deeper starter depth). Not only that, Lyon Richardson is also probably ahead of Roa as a starting candidate.

I would, however, love to see if Roa can transform into an effective late-inning relief pitcher. He and Stoudt might be interesting in that role-- but they first have to be put in that role.
I was thinking this year.