Originally Posted by mth123
Lots of threads about the bullpen, but this will probably be another one. Now that the Chapman decision is made, I really don't see a need for 12 pitchers on this roster. Latos, Cueto and Bailey fronting the rotation, Arroyo eating innings and Leake with the gloves off as the 5th starter. Chapman, Broxton, Marshall and Hoover forming a shutdown pen with Lecure in a utility pitcher role and Parra as a loogy and I just don't see a need for anyone else. It would be real nice to have a pen with no soft underbelly. Deal off Arredondo, Ondrusek and Simon and that $4 Million that the Reds are paying Broxton is basically offset and everyone can stop wringing their hands over it until the off-season.
While I doubt that the Reds will go with 11 pitchers, there is zero chance that they will deal whatever depth they have behind whomever makes the team.
Just looking for trouble if you think we can get by this season with 11 pitchers.