Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I like the Parra gamble. Reminds me of a LH Simon.
Price tends to work well with this sort of guy. (Chapman, Bailey, Simon, Arredondo-- all found better control/ approach under the Red pitching coach.)
That's certainly the hope. Assessing this signing really comes down to your level of confidence in the Reds brain trust.
Based on his career to date, Parra's a horrible pitcher, consistently easy to hit despite his K rate. Yet the K rate is there and the HR rate dropped sharply after he converted to the pen. It's something to work with, but the Reds need to be willing to cut bait on Parra if he isn't delivering.