Originally Posted by mth123
I'd be happy if it plays out the way you say. I'd prefer Arredondo over Simon, but I just think Hoover goes down because he can and the others may not be able to.
I think you're selling Walt short, mth. He knows that Hoover has value. He kept the kid on the post-season roster. He pitched late innings.
Simon is the innings eater, the mop up guy, the long man. He's the only such guy they have. Lecure no longer plays that role, he's advanced to later innings.
Barring injury, I think Arredondo and Ondrusek are on the bubble.
As for Hoover, I think he makes it -- unless he has a bad spring. He's easy to send down if he doesn't look good in Arizona.
Looked at Parra's splits as a reliever last year, was tough on lefties.