Re: Reds Acquire Broxton
Game thread after game thread i keep hearing that Dusty is over-using Chapman... but the fact is that we did not have another reliever that had proven effective in the closer's role. This year is not the year to experiement with the unproven. Broxton has that closer's mentality and a great ground ball percentage which will play well with out excellent infield defense. now Dusty has the ability to sit Chapman from time to time even though it is a closing opportunity.
We gave up nothing that was helping us this year and apparently nothing that was surefire help in the future.
I like this move.
The walks do not worry as much because of the groundball percentage... that spells lots of DPs given our excellent middle defense.