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Friday, April 02, 2010

Has Miguel Cairo cracked the big league roster?

The Cincinnati Reds have announced that they'll get the roster down to 25 tonight, before the game. Miguel Cairo is in tonight's lineup, which suggests he's made the team.

Holy guacamole. I didn't see this coming. I still think Janish is a lock. If Cairo makes the team, it means Miles will be outrighted to the minors, and Sutton will be optioned. Both Miles and Sutton have had disappointing springs, but still...this is surprising.

It also looks like Mike Leake will make the team as the Reds' fifth starter. He was just drafted, and has not played a single game in the minors. He's going directly from college to the big leagues.

I'm not sure this is a good idea. I can't help remembering the Yankees' trio of young studs: Ian Kennedy, Phil Hughes, and Joba Chamberlain. They looked good at first, but crashed and burned once the other teams got good looks at them. I still think all of those three will have great careers, but even with all the talent in the world, it takes time to learn to pitch to big leaguers.

(Speaking of Ian Kennedy...he's made the Diamondbacks roster. He'll be the third or fourth starter. Congrats, kid, and best of luck.)

posted by BubbaFan, 7:00 PM


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