Re: Is it the Bullpen or Catching?
Great post TC. I agree with most of it and also would add:
The Reds don't seem to utilize video scouting effectively either. For instance, if I'm in the bullpen and the Rockies are coming to town, wouldn't I go to the video room for a couple of hours and watch some of the Rockies previous games. Don't the Reds have someone breaking this down for the team? And the flip side is the hitters should be doing the same. I know in the book "3 Nights in August" or whatever it was called, the Cardinals extensively use the video room to break down the opposition. It looks to me that the Reds bullpen uses the video monitors to play x-box or something.
As to number 4 on TC's post, I'd say some of the Reds bullpen had "quality' arms at one time. I mean Stanton and Weathers have been around for a long time and have been pretty good at times.