Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
I don't know about Cliff Lee, or rather his acquisition being what we need to really make a go of it. Certainly I wouldn't say no to acquiring him. Though I think he is a smidge overrated. Well perhaps a poor choice of words there let's just say I think he'd be a quite a bit less effective as a Red. .
Here was my thinking, although this was before Wood was promoted and had such a good start.
Someone said Lee could get 20 starts here, so I used that as an example.
Of those 20 games, if the offense and defense does not vanish, Lee could probably go 13-7. That's reasonable, IMO.
If we went with Homer/LeCure.. what would be a reasonable projection for Reds' wins in those games.. maybe 7-13?
That's a 6 game swing.
Although Wood might be able to do better than Homer/LeCure.
I really don't want to count on Volquez doing much better, as he is coming off an injury.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!