According to today’s Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds will use a 4 man rotation (Wilson, Harang, Milton, and Ortiz) early in the spring. The other starting candidates (Hudson, Claussen, Hancock, and [why… I have no idea] Robertson) will “piggy-back” with one of the starters.
Also, Hancock was scratched from pitching yesterday with a “slighty strained hip flexor”, he’s expected to pitch today. Yeah right, with Doc Hollywood’s clinical abilities, he’ll be on the 60 day DL in a week.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.