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Ron Madden
08-29-2010, 04:57 PM
Does Sam LeCure have a chance to be a good middle relief pitcher for the Reds going forward?

I think so.

aubashbrother
08-29-2010, 05:00 PM
In last nights game I swear I saw him hit 92 or 93 with the fastball and I dont recall seeing that when he was in the rotation. I think his stuff plays well out of the pen.

VR
08-29-2010, 07:04 PM
I've always thought he'd be good. Always handled guys on base very well....and Sam is a competitor.

That red nose has to throw batters off as well, so he's got that going for him.

The Operator
08-29-2010, 07:21 PM
His stuff certainly seems a lot better out of the pen.

Friday night's appearance and those two innings today, he was just flat out nasty.

The Voice of IH
08-29-2010, 07:45 PM
yea definitely something to look into, The Reds have enough young starter to last them a good 5 years, but having a good young bull pen would easily push them over the top.

RedLegSuperStar
08-29-2010, 08:16 PM
His stuff certainly seems a lot better out of the pen.

Friday night's appearance and those two innings today, he was just flat out nasty.

Jeff and Thom both picked up on that today during the broadcast. He looks sharper. The bullpens going to get crowded soon. Volquez, LeCure, Rhodes, Masset, Ondrusek, Bray, CoCo plus Chapman and possibly Fisher on Wednesday.

Griffey012
08-29-2010, 08:18 PM
Does Sam LeCure have a chance to be a good middle relief pitcher for the Reds going forward?

I think so.

I agree. He is great at going right after and attacking hitters, which helps with his mediocre repertoire. To be a successful pitcher out of the bullpen you need that kind of mentality. And as Aubash mentioned he has picked up a few mph out of the bullpen, which most pitcher will do because they don't have to pace themselves for the long haul of 6+ innings.

So far so good, let's hope he keeps it up.

Big Klu
08-29-2010, 10:40 PM
LeCure also fills the bill for a "sixth starter", something Davey Johnson always liked to have in the bullpen. He's somebody who can throw multiple innings and even start in an emergency.

Phhhl
08-29-2010, 10:44 PM
He throws strikes.

HeatherC1212
08-29-2010, 10:47 PM
He looked really good at the game today in his two innings of relief. I think he can do a really good job in the bullpen. Good thing the rosters expand soon so we can handle having a larger than normal bullpen right now but geesh, what do we do for the post season??! :eek:

RedsManRick
08-29-2010, 11:01 PM
If he can throw strikes and get grounders and pitch a few innings at a time on occasion, I'll be happy.

HokieRed
08-29-2010, 11:19 PM
I've liked LeCure all along. I think he definitely has a place on this staff and I suspect it's likely in the bullpen, but I'm not completely convinced yet that it's not as a starter.

Ron Madden
08-30-2010, 01:32 AM
LeCure also fills the bill for a "sixth starter", something Davey Johnson always liked to have in the bullpen. He's somebody who can throw multiple innings and even start in an emergency.

I was just thinking this same exact thing Klu.

Seems like a very versatile and valuable guy to keep around.

camisadelgolf
08-30-2010, 08:14 AM
He can't hit like Micah Owings, but he sure can pitch better. He's someone I certainly don't mind having on the roster--well, for now, at least.

Spitball
08-31-2010, 11:04 PM
It has been a small sample, but I like LeCure in in middle relief. Sometimes the best are failed starters who find themselves when they are concentrating on fewer innings and mastering fewer pitches.

Ron Madden
09-24-2010, 03:47 AM
Does anyone think Lecure will be on the playoff roster?

reds44
09-24-2010, 03:58 AM
Does anyone think Lecure will be on the playoff roster?
It's possible because of numbers, but I dont think he'd ever be used. Honestly his spot would be better used on an extra pinch hitter or runner.

Reds Freak
09-24-2010, 08:23 AM
I'm not sure what the future holds for LeCure in the organization, but I sure do enjoy following him on Twitter...

Far East
09-24-2010, 03:23 PM
He can't hit like Micah Owings, but he sure can pitch better. He's someone I certainly don't mind having on the roster--well, for now, at least.
I think Owings should give being a position player a shot.
What position?
Corner OF? 1B?
If he's still young enough and coachable enough, a hitting coach should be able to get him out of his "steping in the bucket."
He's got power to all fields.