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How 'bout them Reds!

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Anything is possible if Reed and Stephenson are ready and Homer is healthy and Mesoraco can somehow catch and remember how to hit and Duvall keeps it up and a million other things.  This thing is held together with strings and tape though.  The minute anything goes wrong, the backup plan is pretty much oh well, draft high again.

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It wasn't a great year for the Reds' prospects.  Stephenson, Reed and Garrett are high potential arms but all have struggled with command.  They need one of those guys to develop like DeSclafani which isn't always a straight patch.

But at least they have a bunch of arms who could develop.  None of their young bats took a big step forward, except maybe for Scott Schebler who has limited upside.  Jesse Winker's power disappeared this year.  Not sure if he was hurt but he has a lot to prove next year.  His command of the strike zone is still impressive.

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Anyone going to any of the caravan stops this weekend?  Taking my kids to Hamilton.

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I get trading Phillips, but I don't see how trading for a guy coming off his 2nd Tommy John surgery, a 29 year old A ball pitcher, and paying all but $1 million of BP's salary helps the franchise in any way. 

 

They'll spend that much in medical bills alone, so there is no cost savings.

Castellini must have had some sort of election bet with Braves ownership.....

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They wanted him out of the way and straight releasing him wouldn't have sat well with a big chunk of the fan base.  

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Opening day ticket procured.  

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15 minutes ago, shuke said:

Opening day ticket procured.  

Have fun watching Scott Feldman

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3 hours ago, Eephus said:

Have fun watching Scott Feldman

This assumes I'll be sober enough to see for first pitch.

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35 minutes ago, shuke said:

This assumes I'll be sober enough to see for first pitch.

Expectations have been set. We better see some Jumbotron time.

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