Re: Anybody Think O'Brien Pulled The Trigger Too Early?
Yeah, I agree with traderumor. I don't think the difference between Jones and Reitsma is three wins. Yes, Reitsma is better, with more upside. No argument there at all.
But if there's only six earned runs' difference between the two, that's only one win, isn't it? Maybe two?
The bullpen does indeed miss Reitsma somewhat. But as the season progresses, I think you're going to see that win gap narrow somewhat. For the record, I think the dropoff from White/Heredia to Norton/Matthews has been just as costly for the Reds.