The Reds have the schedule for pitching posted in the clubhouse leading right up to the last day of camp. Judging from it, the fifth starter will be Mike Leake or Travis Wood. Consider:
Ã¢â‚¬â€œWoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and LeakeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s days line up so April 11 Ã¢â‚¬â€ the first start for the fifth start Ã¢â‚¬â€ falls on their normal day.
Ã¢â‚¬â€œNone of the other pitchers in the race for the No. 5 spot is on the schedule for more than three innings.
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re still 20 days away from the first start, so that could change, particularly if both Wood and Leake struggle in their last two spring training outings.
So, what do you think? Or will it be one of these guys or someone else?
Our friend, C. Trent checks in with some more info on the subject, including quotes from Bryan Price, Dusty Baker, and Walt Jocketty.