Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
Broxton is not the answer at closer....maybe if this were 2007...
It will certainly be interesting to see how this plays out.
I think Broxton will be good enough to close, but he's obviously a step down from Chapman.
People bring up a good point about save percentage over the course of the season. Someone pointed out that Chapman's actual save percentage last year was only marginally better than others. This team is pretty deep in the bullpen and rotation. I am guessing even a Danny Graves type closer might be adequate. As long as Broxton isn't 2011 Coco, we probably still win the division.
If we make the playoffs though, save situations will be a little bit more tense than if Chapman was in there.
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!