Originally Posted by TRF
Didn't seem to bother him in Philadelphia last year, and isn't it as HR friendly as GABP?
One reason Lee's fly ball tendencies probably play better or are at least neautralized in small park is the fact that the guy doesn't walk anyone. Solo homers won't generally kill you in this league. The high pitch count and 3-run jack will. Lee avoids those masterfully.
I went back to look at what Lee did for Philly after the trade last year. It is pretty remarkable. Not only did he pitch well to get them there, he also pitched extremely well on the big stage that is the playoffs. The Reds have no one on the pitching staff who can say they've been there, done that. Arroyo pitched mostly out of the 'pen for Boston, back in 2003-2004, and didn't fare too terribly well then either.
So post-season experience is a HUGE reason the Reds should be considering this move.