With Masset getting roughed up yesterday again…does that mean the #5 spot is now down to a 2 man race?

Because of options, does Masset make this team regardless (albeit in the bullpen)?

Or could it end up with Bailey and Owings both making the team and the Reds trying to get Masset through waivers?

Thoughts?

UPDATE: Another question…could Carlos Fisher pitch his way onto to this team? Or is there no chance of this happening…

4 Responses

  1. nycredsfan

    I agree, Greg. He was never really in the running. And if he earns the long reliever spot, great, but if not, PLEASE don’t keep him just because he’s out of options. This organization is definitely not hurting for potentially solid bullpen arms.

    And there aren’t any split-squad games this year, so that probably was his last start.

  2. Mark in CC

    I think the team was probably pulling from Owings as a starter and Masset in the pen from the start and Homer has thrown a little monkey wrench in there.

  3. nycredsfan

    I agree, Mark, I don’t think many thought Bailey would pitch this well, so far. If he continues it, they’re going to have a tough decision on their hands. If I’m Bailey, and I tear it up this spring, I’ll be really upset if I don’t get a roster spot.

  4. Glenn

    I don’t think Masset has any options left. If that’s true the Reds will probably keep him or make a trade rather than lose him with nothing in return. If they keep Massett, that would almost certainly mean that Homer starts in AAA. That will be a tough pill to swallow based on how well he’s pitched this spring.