Re: ESPN Power Rankings: Nationals, Reds 1-2
Originally Posted by REDREAD
I guess I disagree with this.
Where would've been a better place to spend Broxton's money?
I think we needed another top end arm in the bullpen, especially with Chapman planned to start. Even if you make Hoover the closer, you'd need to add a reliable BP arm.
In fact, I'd argue the Reds still need to add a good LH reliever too.
Going into the offseason, the Reds needs were LF, CF, 2 bench infielders, and bullpen.
Since they were able to address them all (except maybe one more LH reliever), I guess I would say the Broxton's salary was not an issue.
Or maybe you like Broxton, but at a lower price? Like if they could get Broxton for 3-5 million, would you like the move then?
Could the Reds have Choo in LF and Michael Bourn in CF if they didn't sign Ludwick and Broxton?
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.