Re: Bullpen Help--The Thread
According to MLB.com, right now the Reds bullpen is at 3.93 ERA, eleventh in the NL, with pretty weak teams behind them. Even the Cards, which supposedly had a bad bullpen, has a better relief ERA.
It seems that almost every loss follows the same pattern. Good starting pitching, close game, bullpen failure.
Overall, I am really quite disappointed in the Reds front office this season. They suffered serious injuries in LF and in the bullpen. These have created a huge offensive hole with the cleanup hitter down; and a huge bullpen hole with the two set up men down.
Yet no player movement. Guys like Lutz and Partch, barely AAA players, in the big leagues.
I know that it's harder to trade early in the season, but the Reds are now in third place and the season is almost half over. I hope the trading deadline isn't too late. The current trend isn't good, it's the Pirates, not the Reds, who are taking advantage of the Cards return to earth.