Originally Posted by dougdirt
If Broxton the Reds from 2012 shows up, he can close. If Broxton the Royal from 2012, be worried.
Frankly, I'm not even sure about Broxton the Red. It's hard to be confident in any closer when you had Chapman in 2012. Nobody would be that dominant.
The solace, to me, is Hoover. If Brox has trouble, I could see Hoover moving into the closer position. He has the stuff.
The other point is that Chapman could still wind up closing. It's a long shot but Walt said Aroldis might begin the season in the pen (to keep innings down) and if that happens, who knows. Leake could start off hot and the Reds might not change things.
And, of course, they could use Marshall although I think he's better as a set up man for a number of reasons.
So there are back up plans, even with no additional personnel.