Originally Posted by edabbs44
Makes a lot of sense, but I think the bullpen obviously has a lot to do with it. Of course I see the point when it comes to saving Harang and Arroyo for the rest of their careers. Then again, my job isn't riding on the Cincy 2007 W/L record.
I think the bullpen has a great deal to do with it. Look at the guys you could go to when you take Peavy, Webb or Santana out as opposed to the guys the Reds had to turn to. You can talk all you want about protecting the future of your top guys but a manager is looking to win as many games as he can to keep his job.