Originally Posted by mth123
Where we differ is our opinion of those depth guys. To me Ondrusek, Arredondo and Simon are no better than Hensley, a recovering Masset. Galarragga and the like. I'd expect an ERA number over 5 for Simon and Ondrusek. Arredondo is a little better, but not much IMO. Cingrani is the depth IMO. Corcino is depth.
I agree that Ondrusek, Arredondo and Simon are the worst bullpenners on the staff (I'm sure everyone does). Although I would probably put Parra on that list too.
I think that's another reason the Reds want bullpen depth.. I'm not sure what they are going to actually do with these guys. but I guess they want to wait until the last possible minute to see who looks the best.
I do think it's nice to have a guy like Simon last year, who can be used to mopup and keep the other guys fresh.
Since managers like to use a pitcher for just one batter now, it's almost impossible to not go with 12 pitchers.
I also wish they'd expand the rosters to 26 or 27.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!