Originally Posted by traderumor
Volatility of relievers. If he's healthy, this just could be one of those years for him. The Reds will dump him and he'll show up somewhere else and be nails. Then, their pitching coach will be anointed as a genius and Dick Pole will be deemed incompetent. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I don't care who gets blamed. If you believe the clippings the Reds have a bunch of bullpen aces down in the minors; what's stopping them?
(I don't necessarily think there are that many great arms down there, but what do I know?).
Walt's best option is probably pulling a Masset.