Originally Posted by corkedbat
Yeah, I was saying put TC in the bullpen for next year and let him compete for the 2014 rotation spot Bronson will vacate.
Sure. In fact, it'd be an easy way, IMO, to save money needed at other spots:
Losing Bray, Masset, Arredondo, and Simon (combined $7 million or so) might mean the Reds could afford Broxton. (This assumes Madson's willing to sign for around the same coin he did last season and Broxton's willing to subsume ego for a set-up role.
In fact, there are a lot of cheaper alternatives for specific players, come 2013:
-- Henry Rodriguez for Miguel Cairo
-- DiDi Gregorius for Wilson Valdez
-- Xavier Paul for Todd Frazier
-- Todd Frazier for Scott Rolen
-- Dioner Navarro for Ryan Hanigan
That's another $8.5 million or so.