Originally Posted by Degenerate39
I can't see Mercker having any success in baseball what so ever right now. He's 37 years old and he just came off elbow surgery. Unless he's going to be player/coach of sorts then this is a bad investment on the Reds side. It also doesn't help that Mercker was on the Mitchell Report. I hope they didn't pay much over the minimum.
I don't think it's much of an "investment" when it's a minor league deal. Low risk, high reward...just another arm for ST games. And he's a heck of a guy, from what I hear. Why not give him a shot, regardless of his age?