Originally Posted by Cyclone792
Cormier should help out the bullpen a little bit, or at least help out by cutting down our HR/9 rate. Whether Lohse is any better than what we already had remains to be seen. There's a good reason Twins fans wanted to get rid of the guy, and I'm not at all thrilled to now get to see why they wanted him gone.
One thing I do know is that there's a glaring weakness at shortstop that can be fixed internally with what we've got on our roster, or could have been fixed externally by acquiring somebody.
The latter didn't happen, and I'm betting the former doesn't happen, either.
Would removing Clayton for Aurilia and putting Edwin at third really mean more runs though, or is that just something you want?
I'm betting the latter. There's simply no way of knowing what could be. We know what we have, and what we have has worked to this point. No need to change it. Jeez, I know it's fun to play armchair manager, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Fact is, the Reds addressed their biggest weakness, the bullpen. They're a better team now. Could they be better without Clayton? Possibly. I'll take the known, though.