Re: Bull Pen - who goes?
I like Parra's arm and think he will be a find if he can stay healthy.
I think Simon will be this year's Josias Manzanillo.
I think Ondrusek will be worse than Simon.
I think Hoover is the best hope to be the 3rd late inning guy to go with Marshall and Broxton, but I'm guessing he starts out in AAA.
Hoover optioned and Masset on he DL leaves 13 pitchers for the roster and how they sort out Chapman and Leake will have a big inpact on the opening day roster.
Latos, Cueto, Bailey and Arroyo are locks.
Broxton, Marshall, Lecure, Arredondo, Ondrusek, Simon and Parra might be the pen if Chapman starts in the rotation and Leake is optioned.
If the Reds start Chapman in the pen to hold his innings down, there may not be room for Parra as the 3rd lefty. I'd keep him over Ondrusek or Simon, but I don't think the Reds will.
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