Originally Posted by traderumor
Do you really think that the Reds were gonna do Reitsma/Jones/Wagner/Reidling? Maybe Mrs. Princeton is smarter than you think
Well after 2002 ended , these guys were already in tow for 2003 for the bullpen as options:
Reitsma (who they were trying to figure out his role)
Yet they still invited/signed:
They did this knowing Graves might fail as a starter.
If they did Sully/Williamson/Reidling/Manzillo last year (and sent Reitsma to AAA), why is it a stretch to consider Reitsma/Jones/Wagner/Reidling this year? Why would they limit themselves to only 3 reliable RH pitchers? A smart GM should grab any cheap bullpen arm that might be an upgrade.
In fact, DanO didn't go far enough. He should've more aggressively tried to upgrade Reith and Norton.
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!