From Brighthouse Field, let a new debate begin
Brighthouse -- the spring home of the Phillies here in shadow of Rt. 19 -- is truly a gem. If the Reds build anything close, it will be a huge upgrade over Ed Smith Stadium.
News flash: Ken Griffey Jr. is in the lineup. Plan was to play him in all the home games. He must be feeling pretty good to make the trip over the big bridge and up Rt. 19, for my money the worst road in the America.
As for the debate, the Eric Milton post struck a nerve. Let me just say the Reds are acutely aware that they're dealing with PR problem. But I don't think they'll eat a $9 million contract to solve it -- at least not out of spring training.
So let's move on.
Two questions for you: Who do you make the fifth starter? Who do you make the closer? I've been pretty clear that I think Matt Belisle will be the fifth starter. I base that on experience and stuff. But Bobby Livingston wouldn't be a bad choice either. Or Kirk Saarloos. I think Dustin Hermanson is going to be the closer. The only question was health and his back hasn't been a problem.