Originally Posted by Kingspoint
I think Wells' career has been over for some time. Every time he pitches is a bad day for the REDS. I certainly hope he doesn't take up a roster spot at any level.
Just for measure, the Reds were 5-5 in games in which he pitched (and that was with horrible run support). I'm not too impressed by the guy either, but to say he's a waste of a roster spot at any level might be a bit of a stretch. Even if he were, Jocketty has shown that he's willing to part with veteran minor leaguers in favor of younger players (Scott Sauerbeck, Jon Adkins, Aaron Fultz, Ron Flores, Adam Pettyjohn, Camilo Vazquez, Jeff Kennard, Justin Lehr, Tom Shearn, Jim Brower . . . ). Granted, a couple of those guys have been re-signed, but I don't they'll pitch in the organization much longer. Besides, which AA pitchers do you see them blocking?