Originally Posted by SteelSD
In that scenario, you're right. The Reds still wouldn't have a lefty in the pen who could be counted on to do anything but throw left-handed. As expected, the offer of a rotation slot for Affeldt was nothing more than window dressing. Nothing "serious" about his chance to make the rotation other than the stupid amount of dollars he's going to be paid in order to serve as a LOOGY. 3M. Go figure.
I think the Fogg signing changed the Reds' plans. At the time Affedlt was signed, I think he was a lock for the rotation.
Not saying that it was great planning by Wayne by any means, but at least we have a plan B in case one of the young starters can't handle it.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!