Re: Reds, Logan Ondrusek Agree To Deal
I could care less what Ondrusek's numbers have been, or what his salary is for the next two years. My problem with this deal is that relievers, especially middle relievers, rarely have more than two good years in them.
The reason is that most have average stuff, but can get by on being unknown. It takes a season or two before the whole league sees a middle reliever enough to learn enough to hit him, but once they do, he's usually easy to hit. I think we have already started to see that happen with Ondrusek, and I think he will only become more and more hittable the longer he pitches.
That's why a think a good team keeps rebuilding their middle releif every year or two, and doesn't sign guys who have been there for a few years.
I also think the Reds, or any team, could find guys as good as Ondrusek off the waiver wire after spring training, ala Simon last year. There are always plenty available at that time every year.
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