Originally Posted by Benihana
I trust Hoover as more of the RH-setup guy than Masset.
Add in LeCure and Marshall (as well as one of the FA acquisitions), and you leave two spots to:
Arredondo/Simon/Masset/Ondrusek/some other cheap acquisition (and/or possibly Cingrani)
I think it's a fairly safe bet that two guys can emerge from that bunch to be dependable relievers. Arredondo and Simon were certainly dependable relievers this year, so just pencil in those two if you don't trust Masset.
As far as the closer goes, you could always try Hoover or Marshall if they can't return to form. I still think that leaves us with as good of a bullpen as any team out there, but of course you value bullpen higher than I do.
I'm willing to take some chances on the bullpen and give Chapman a chance to start.
But I don't think it's too much to ask for the Reds to add to the ballclub
one healthy, solid late inning reliever to fill his spot. I don't think you replace Chapman by shuffling your current pen around and adding rehabbing pitchers.
I almost gagged when you referred to Arredondo as a dependable reliever last year, but that's not the purpose of the thread so I'll defer further comment.