Originally Posted by LoganBuck
But if Cingrani winds up a Loogy, he has the stuff to be a shutdown Loogy, I don't know if Gregorius has even that much value if he can't hit sitting on the bench.
Only Sean Marshall and Aroldis Chapman were worth more than 1 win from the Reds bullpen last year. Marshall wasn't worth 2 wins. Scott Rolen, Drew Stubbs and Chris Heisey were all worth more than every individual reliever on our team except Marshall and Chapman for the Reds. Broxton was worth a total of 1.3 wins, which is what Stubbs was worth.
Point being, when you can play quality defense, especially up the middle, you don't need to hit hardly at all, or even play full time (Heisey) in order to be more valuable than 80% of the relievers out there.
And for the record, Cingrani actually stinks against lefties compared to righties because his breaking ball sucks (his ERA is more than twice as high, lower K rate, more than double the HR rate).