Re: should Chapman, Leake, Wood pitch out of the pen in 2010?
Originally Posted by Will M
IMO we have a fairly good pen. Cordero, Masset & Rhodes are solid. Burton should pitch better overall in 2010 than in 2009. Herrera had a nice 2009.
After that we are not at all strong. I would not say we have 0 spots open for competition. Fisher was pretty generic in 2009. Lincoln was hurt and is getting hit hard this spring. Owings is ok as a placholder but did nothing in 2009 that should guarantee him a major league job going forward.
I agree, or actually am less optimistic about the Reds pen. Relievers rarely have two good years in a row. I could see he Reds needing some reinforcements early this year. But the good news is that the Reds have them in the minors for the first time in awhile.
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