Originally Posted by 757690
Do we know for sure that both Broxton and Chapman are unavailable tonight?
Excellent point. Marty and some of the other media guys LOVE to say "This pitcher is not avaiable tonight". I don't recall Dusty ever saying that (if he does, it's rare, and he usually hedges like "well, we hope to rest Chapman tonight").
Like someone else said, Dusty and Price have earned my trust. They have done an excellent job of managing the bullpen over the years. Over the course of the season, someone like Logan/Arrondondo/Simon will occasionally have to pitch in a high leverage situation, but those occurances are pretty rare.
On a side note, kind of funny there's all this teeth gnashing about Brox and Chapman maybe being unavailable Monday when there was a lot of folks calling the Brox signing a waste of money
(not to mention "Chapman should be a starter") Just a bit of irony, and proof that you can never have enough quality pitching.
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!