Originally Posted by dougdirt
We need to remember that Ravin is in his first year in the bullpen. He spent most of the year on the DL, then came into the bullpen months after everyone else got started. He threw 20 shaky innings then the season ended. Then he went to Arizona and started when everyone else did, and was very good.
Josh is having a fairly discouraging spring.
He entered today at 0-2 with a 21.60 ERA.
He came into the game today with a 2-1 lead and allowed five earned runs in 1/3 of an inning and it didn't look like he had any command.
If I were Josh, I wouldn't go on-line to look at his spring stats after the game today. Maybe just a slow starter.
Carlos Contreras is an underrated prospect and, while he's not having a great spring, he doesn't get enough mention around here. The Reds protected him on the forty man roster and I've read nice things about him. Yes, Ravin was protected as well.