Originally Posted by reds44
I understand that, but Willis' numbers in AAA are as good as any. It's not like we have Chapman circa last year sitting in the minors. The options are probable Smith, Fisher, and Willis.
While this is true, I think we've also seen first hand with Leake in the past week or so that starting and relieving are not automatically interchangeable things. If you've got a guy in a groove throwing well...why screw with it? It's taken Dontrell several years to begin throwing the ball effectively again, now we're going to yo-yo him from Louisville to Cincy and from the rotation to the pen? I'd hope that Walt's smarter than that.