Re: ESPN Power Rankings: Nationals, Reds 1-2
Are we sure that save percentage is the best indication of overall RP performance?
I am all behind moving Chapman to the rotation, but I don't think counting stats are the best way to gauge whether or not his replacement(s) will be successful. In fact, one of the main problems I have with the Broxton signing is that it seems to be mostly based on the "proven closer" dictum with no reference to actual projections for performance for next year. My hunch is that prior to throwing away an additional $21 million on Broxton, Marshall and Hoover were already equal if not better candidates for the closer position on the roster -- and the team threw away some money for a clichéd "need" that was greatly exaggerated.
The only convincing counter-argument I've seen on other threads is see is that Walt is constructing a "Dusty proof" roster, and part of that involves getting said "proven closer." But that's another argument -- and mostly just makes me think the Reds need a new manager.
"I’ll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. That’s just how I do things.” -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013