Originally Posted by jesusfan
I agree... Burton needs to prove his worth first. That is one reason I want Hermanson and Eddie to get back healthy-- THEY HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE... We need stability in the pen and they can help Coffee, Bray, Burton make the transition...
Being there before only takes you so far. Eventually talent needs to be involved, and Eddie's and Herman's talent is diminished from what it used to be.
Bobby Jenks wasn't there before in 2005 and did fine as a closer down the stretch for the White Sox.
Same goes for Wainwright and the Cards last year.
Now do the Reds have someone with their stuff as a closer? No, but my point is you need talent more the exp.