Originally Posted by edabbs44
Phillips worked out great and DRoss is kind of clogging up the roster since Kriv doesn't want to drop any catchers. Kriv has been lucky since there has been a lot of dead weight on the roster.
I think that Kriv has been picking up these guys precisely because there's a lot of dead weight on the roster. It's a cheap way to incrementally improve your roster.
Some rules (like the 40 man roster, out of options) are designed to help redistribute talent to the weaker teams. Kriv is taking advantage of the system, unlike DanO, who had no clue to even try that route.
It's just so nice not to have some totally overmatched minor leaguer on the team (like Machado + Bergollia) for an extended period of time. Nice to have some depth.
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!