Originally Posted by Kc61
The way Masset has pitched this year, it is hard to believe the Reds would let him close games next year.
IMO the Reds need to re-stock the bullpen. Ondrusek, Bray, and Masset have been poor in the second half.
Some folks attribute this to overuse early in the season. I don't necessarily agree. Sometimes relievers burn themselves out pretty quickly.
Even if the Reds keep all these guys, they need some new relievers for late in games.
Right now, Arredondo and Lecure are the most effective guys in this pen. I don't know why we should expect the others to be good again in April, frankly.
Not that I want Masset there, it's just if they don't get anyone there isn't really any other choice. I do like Arredondo as the closer but I thought I'd get too much crap if I mentioned him for the closer role.