Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
If Broxton blows 3 playoff games, and goes back to being the averagish pitcher he was in KC, will those thumping their chest now stand up and say they were wrong?
20 IP is nothing that can be conclude on definitively. And neither is 3 IP in the playoffs.
It all depends on one's definition of success.
Let's say the Reds are eliminated in the first round.
Latos has two starts, both horrible.
Some would say that means Latos had a bad year.
I would disagree, since Latos was a big reason we got to the playoffs.
Likewise, for what Broxton cost us, he's more than justified the cost.
He's probably the RH reliever that I trust the most now.. If he blows the playoffs, so be it.. Likewise if Chapman or Marshall blow the playoffs, that doesn't take away from what they did in the regular season.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!