Re: Reds, Logan Ondrusek Agree To Deal
Originally Posted by REDREAD
I might be alone, but I don't mind this signing at all.
I think we all agree it would be foolish to bank on Masset suddenly being healthy/effective after spending all last season on the shelf with the mystery ailment and having surgery.
Simon and Arrendondo are not exactly locks to be good either. With Broxton moving to closer, the hope is that one of the three will be an effective RH bridge to the end of the pen.. Signing him to 2 years probably saves the Reds some money and avoids the animousity of arbitration.
In reality, if you fill out the middle of the pen with minimum salary guys on one year contracts, you have a bad bullpen. We've had much worse in the middle of the pen than Logan, Imo.
Sometimes 2 year deals for relievers work out well, sometimes they backfire. Logan has been pretty durable. I'm comfortable with the risk.
This is where I am too. Right now, only Marshall, Broxton & LeCure are locks for this bullpen IMO. Every other spot is up for grabs. Should make for a really interesting spring training story to keep an eye on. Lots of solid competition for a small handful of slots.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.