Originally Posted by red-in-la
Hate to sound the optimist, but I think you are missing something that is VERY important princeton.
In contrast.....I completely fail to see where Weathers is an upgrade over Rielding. This move (to let Riedling walk) is going to bite the Reds.....I garrruuunteeeee it! But I do complete agree that a BP without Norton/Matthews is stronger by subtraction.
I am glad to see someone finally said this. Letting Reidling go just baffles me. He has been stellar year in and year out with the exception of his performance after his Dad passed away. I would take Reidling over Weathers or Weber. Just watch what he does for Florida this year. The worst part is that he signed for only $750K with incentives. I personally don't think Weathers is going to last out the year and if we try to use him in the Van Poppel role, like OB alluded to, well, what can I say, his 5+ ERA in spot starting situations doesn't do much to impress me.