Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
The problem with waiting 7 or 8 more starts, mth, is that the Reds might be stuck with the pen they have now for those 35-40 more games. That might mean two or three wins.
In a division this tight, are you willing to punt those wins for player development in 2011?
Yes. In the mean time, Bray, Wood, Maloney, Bailey, et al provide ample opportunity to improve the pen.
Actually, my preference would be to deal a couple for some one else more established to improve the pen w/o upsetting the timetable of Chapman.
Chapman himself is still a question mark and there is no more guarantee that punting those innings would do much more to improve the pen than adding Bill Bray or Phil Valiquette.