Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Tyler Johnson and Brad Thompson were on the rise; the Reds currently have exactly NO pitchers of that caliber, much less the caliber of a Wainwright.
Hell, the Reds don't even possess a Braden Looper in their current bullpen.
They were on the rise because they were used correctly.
Like I said, if you have good closer, you can patchwork your bullpen. Wainwright was a good closer.