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savafan
07-20-2011, 12:20 AM
I always wondered how Heilman could do as a starter in the right situation.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110719&content_id=21997206&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb


Aaron Heilman's tenure with the D-backs officially ended on Tuesday.

cinreds21
07-20-2011, 12:39 AM
Ehh I don't know if he's better than what the Reds already have.

savafan
07-20-2011, 01:01 AM
Ehh I don't know if he's better than what the Reds already have.

Probably not, and I'm not sure he'd even be good bullpen help on this club, but I think he's got a chance to shine somewhere still.

mth123
07-20-2011, 01:03 AM
His peripherals are good and the AZ atmosphere isn't always best for a pitcher. I'd take a flyer and see if Arredondo has any trade value.

I'm guessing heilman will be in demand.

cinreds21
07-20-2011, 01:06 AM
Everyone is giving up on Arredondo too soon. He is coming back from Tommy John surgery. He's not going to be lights out from the get go.

mth123
07-20-2011, 01:51 AM
Everyone is giving up on Arredondo too soon. He is coming back from Tommy John surgery. He's not going to be lights out from the get go.

I agree with that actually. Its why I think some team might give something for him with an eye on 2012 while the Reds backfill with some one who is also a question mark but gives some reason to suspect a turn around,.

vaticanplum
07-20-2011, 03:01 PM
Am I remembering that Heilman is a ground ball pitcher, or did I make that up?

toledodan
07-20-2011, 07:08 PM
Everyone is giving up on Arredondo too soon. He is coming back from Tommy John surgery. He's not going to be lights out from the get go.



i agree 100 percent. also the same could be said for EV. as for heilman someone will give him a shot. i think he would be best suited for a big park like san diego or san fran where the ball doesn't carry well.