rwalling Posted January 29, 2009 Report Share Posted January 29, 2009 Pitchers and catchers report in 16 days!Call me a Reds Homer, but I like the way this team is setting up. I know we don't have Jermaine Dye in left (yet), but I think this team will be better than last year and better than people think. A new catcher, SS, and CF can't help but make us better up the middle and offensively. I just wish we had a legitimate cleanup hitter. Having said that, I really think that TaverasHairston/Dickerson/GomesVottoBPhilBruceEdEHernandezGonzo will score runs. Feel free to call me naively optimistic. I also think EdE, Taveras, Gonzo, Gomes and Hernandez all have HUGE chips on their shoulders and something to prove this year.I am also ecstatic that Owings, Bailey, Maloney and Thompson are fighting just to make the roster behind Harang, Arroyo, Volquez and Cueto. The bullpen with Cordero, Rhodes, Weathers, Lincoln, Bray, Burton, Masset, Roenicke, and probably Owings will also be improved.As you can see by the 16 pitchers I've listed, we have some really solid pitchers that will not come north.I really think this staff will be the best we've seen in a while. Sorry, I'm rambling (must be the #@!*%! snow). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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