Re: Offseason Priorities
Don't be surprised if the Reds "back in" on the Chapman decision for next season. Like this year.
What I mean is, they may decide it based on team need, not based on Chapman's capabilities.
Right now, other than Chapman, the pen is Marshall, Lecure, and Hoover IMO. Broxton isn't signed. Arredondo had a bad second half. Masset is a big question mark. Ondrusek was ineffective. Simon is not a late inning guy.
Will the Reds acquire a new closer, or decide to sign Broxton to close, and live without Aroldis in the pen?
On the starting side, will the Reds feel comfortable with Leake? Will they decide it is imperative to upgrade that slot? If they are uncomfortable, will they find another starter allowing them to keep Aroldis in the pen?
In other words, I think the Reds will look at their starting and relieving options, inside and outside of the organization, and see where Aroldis is needed most. Team need will decide the issue IMO.
Last edited by Kc61; 10-18-2012 at 03:49 PM.