thaklanksta wrote:1)Shortstop for the Reds.
Lopez or Aurillia?
2)Outfield for the Cubs.
Patterson, Burnitz and ____?
Hairston, Hollandsworth? Duboius, Kelton?
3)Outfield for Pirates
Lawton, Bay and ____?
Tike, Grieve or Mackowiack?
4)Outfield for the Braves
Jones, ____ & _____?
Mondesi, Jordan, Langerhans?
5)Outfield for Phillies
Abreu, Burrell & _____?
Lofton(DL?) Byrd or Michaels?
6)Third base for the Brewers
Branyan or Helms?
Is this a platoon headache to avoid?
7)Outfield for the Marlins
Pierre, Cabrerra and _____
Connine or Encanarcion?
8)Backup catcher for the Dodgers?
Navarro or Ross.
9)Catcher for the D'backs
Koyie Hill or Chris Snyder?
10)5th starter for the Astros
Duckworth, Astacio or Redding?
11)Third base for Padres
Burroughs or Nady?
12)Setupman for the Mets?
Dejean hurt? Is Heredia going to be able to get the job done?
Wilkerson, Guillen and _____?
Chavez or Sledge?
14)5th starter for the Reds
Hancock or Claussen?
15)Second base for the Reds
Jimenez or Freel?
1) Aurilla since he is a veteran. Lopez has had many many opportunites and blew them all.
2) Platoon, Hairston will steal AB's from both Hollandsworth and Walker. Duboius and Kelton are young and Dusty has never been a fan of the young kids.
3) Tike. it was announced today
4) All four actually. don't count on Mondesi or Jordan to be healthy all season
5) Again, a platoon. Byrd seems to have done enough to at least save his job, temporarilly.
6) Yes, avoid the platoon headache here too.
7) another platoon, also worth avoiding. But since Pierre hasn't played all spring, they may seem full time work eventually.
8) Navarro is going to the minors. Ross might get released or traded. The back up is Bako
9) Snyder got hurt today, we will know tomorrow, but it looks like Hill had the inside track anyways.
10) All signs point to Duckworth.
11) Burroughs. Actually this is quite funny, Burroughs and nady are roomates, and alot of people around here think that Burroughs is out of a Job. Nothing could be futher from the truth. Its not a position battle by any means, Nady will just be resting Sean who has a bum knee.
12) Thats a tough one. "Amazinz" would know best here.
13) Endy, but here is another situation where he has been handed the job many times and fell flat on his face. Look for Sledge to un seat him
14) They are both just filling a spot till Hudson returns. Not even sure Claussen has been stretched out to be a starter.
15) Jimienez. Though there were indications from the Reds the other day that they might go to a platoon.
hope that helps.