Originally Posted by SMcGavin
Well, yeah. The success/failure of Fogg/Mercker/Affeldt/Lincoln isn't one of them. Not sure what point you're trying to make here.
All you're doing is collecting the arms that are likely to be here next season and framing them as the ones who will be successful. But you're talking about half of a pitching staff. I bet if you cherry-picked every pitching staff in the majors as you did, the future of a lot of teams would look very bright. But as we know in reality, some pitching staffs will get better, some will get worse and some will stay fairly consistent. Pointing to the 6 "best" is simply pointing to the 6 best; it doesn't foreshadow anything. If the Reds are going to get better they are going to have to get much, much deeper than their current depth.