Originally Posted by pedro
Joe Nathan's problem was walks, not that he gave up a ton of hits, but as he did get converted to a reliever after getting hurt I can kind of see your point.
Pineiro hasn't been hurt the last 2 years, he's just sucked. I don't see that turning around just by virtue moving to the bullpen.
Maybe I'm wrong though, a quick look at his split stats show he was pretty good pitches 1-30. But he still gave up a lot of walks pitches 1-30. We'll see.
Another thing you have to consider is a 4 million $, one year contract probably wouldn't have gotten him to Cincinnati.
Agreed...it's tough to compete with Boston. But this FO has to do something to make Cincy a little more enticing. It's a vicious cycle that may never end.