Re: Reds Sign LHP Manny Parra, DFA Todd Redmond
Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
I think Leake or Chapman serves as the long guy while the transition to Chapman in the rotation is going on with Leake eventually filling that role. Simon will be 32 in May and last year was the first time he was better than abysmal, I'm not a believer. Arredondo is a better pitcher IMO and fits better in shorter relief. I hope it doesn't come down to options. If so, Hoover heads to AAA when he should be the Reds top RH set-up guy. I have a feeling Ondrusek's ill-advised 2 year deal causes the move of Hoover to AAA.
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