Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Your point is correct, but, what would you do to get 12 quality pitchers within the confines of the existing budget?
We can only tinker and hope some of the younger pitchers actually improve.
We won 76 games with a very poor pitching staff.
We can tinker and win 85.
That's a start.
You've assumed the Reds can duplicate 76 wins given their quality of play last season. Obviously it could happen. It did once. But I wouldn't go around counting on the unlikely. The coin doesn't land on its side too often.
The Reds could tinker, improve a bit and win only 71 games.