Discussion in 'Cincinnati Reds' started by Hit-n-Run, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:08 AM.
Pitchers and catchers report today.
I read some articles about the (redundant) "list" of pitchers who might make this team.
Frankly, I think Price already has his rotation and his bullpen. All these guys have to do is come to camp healthy and prove they can get on the plane when camp ends.
Rotation is dependent on if Disco is able to pitch, and that's Stephenson's spot to earn.
A couple of these guys, and maybe three of the -- Finny, Disco and maybe Castillo -- won't get more than 160 innings this year. Romano and Bailey will pitch til they drop. Lorenzen might accidentally compete with Stevie for the spot if Disco can't pitch. Everybody else is either on the roster or DFA. Amir Garrett is the interesting scenario to me. Everybody else on the "list" is just on the "list." Mahle is on the list but I'd guess he starts at AAA.
Bullpen from the bottom up is set. I think Worley makes the team. Cody Reed will probably make it and we will wonder why. Arial Hernandez is intriguing. No command, great potential.
Middle infield is going to be interesting.
Gosselin might be the one we aren't sure of. Dillson H. is probably out.
I'd agree Price already has his five rotation guys set in his mind and most of the BP. It's been evident every ST he's been in charge that who are the SP to begin ST have been the ones to make the OD five. This was even true of Rookie Davis last season who would have to be considered a surprise at the time.
Bailey, Disco, and Finnegan make the options crowded and could very well not be the best three. They're listed as the top three, but realistically I think it's probable that we could see only one of them in the mix by next year's ST. Bailey's significant injury history and Disco tender elbow put a lot of uncertainty around them. Finnegan doesn't have a solid resume as of yet, but has shown signs of being a capable SP. He may still find his way to a BP role eventually.
Manship experiment didn't last long.
Cliff Pennington ... lord help us.
!st Spring training game is next Friday against Cleveland
The traditional opener.
Neither Gosselin or Pennington sends chills down your spine. But Bryan Price said he's excited about having Cliff Pennington. Sounds like he's already got his man.
I think Penny plays SS better than Goose.
and traditional spanking in that opener
Well, if wearing No. 4 for Scooter annoyed Phillips, it's another thing to note that Cliff Pennington will wear it this year.
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